More Puffins and interesting Grey Wagtail record.

Light variable breeze early on settles to WSW by 08:00, and remained there till evening when after a breathless period it moved to NW. high cloud with plenty of sunshine.

First, a record from the Grey Wagtail colour ringing scheme (see scheme details on the side bar)
Grey wagtail AXH0615 ringed on autumn passage at Middleton on 15/9/2020 is currently a breeding male at Newburgh, Aberdeenshire next to the Ythan Estuary.  The most northerly of our birds found in the breeding season

Seawatch report by Pete:
Sea 0745-0915:
Puffin 3 (one flying in and across then two floating in on line just beyond yellow buoys) 
Guillemot 4
Razorbill 2
Kittiwake 13 (7,1,4,1)
Gannet 9
Swallow 17
Sand Martin 1
Everything flying or floating in cf yesterday.
Harbour porpoise 1-2

None of the Auks got as far as the Stone Jetty. The following is Nick Godden's report from Stone Jetty, as posted on LDBWS web page - obviously there will be some overlap:

14/5/22 6.15-9.50

Skua sp light morph in at 7.55 too distant to ID

Gannet 24

Eider 112

Kittiwake 15 out

Red-throated diver 1 out

Whimbrel 1

Sanderling 2

Swallow 53

Sand martin 2


Red Nab and Ocean Edge (MD)
Just a very brief check towards high water.
Wheatear 4
Little Egret 3 
Linnet 4
Goldfinch 2 (collecting grit)
Greenfinch 2

Heysham skear - low water 17:50
I went down early at 14:40 before the outer skear became exposed and any feeding waders had moved on.
Eider 33
Great Crested Grebe 3
Little Egret 6
Sanderling 8 - I found a group of 5 feeding amongst the Oystercatcher, unfortunately someone less stealthy than I, was also walking out. (in truth less stealthy than a camel! But never mind). At the end of this clip, all Oystercatcher and the Sanderling took flight. There are only three Sanderling visible on this clip.