Moving onto the beach for some sea watching we joined Hawky and Dave Mo who were already sheltering behind one of the boats. Immediately on arrival we had a Balearic Shearwater pass by close to shore, which was an unexpected surprise.
Over the next hour we enjoyed the Kittiwakes pass close by as well as a couple of Red Throated divers and one Blacked Throated Diver. Record shot below.
Distant Black Throated Diver
With news that the Humes' Leaf Warbler has been seen in the trapping area we headed that way as it would be a life tick for Redsy. We were advised that wellington boots were essential and they were not wrong. The wind was whistling through the trees making any chance of hearing the bird call ,impossible, and after a while we gave up sploshing about and headed back to the beach.
Redsy up to his ankles in water and not seeing a Humes Leaf Warbler
Sea watching selfie: Shaun, Redsy and me
We spent the next hour plus taking photos of Kittiwakes as they passed close by before the heavy rain set in and we had to call it a day.
Just a tad breezy on the south coast!