Saturday, 29 March 2014

90 minutes off beachy this avo with 1 arctic skua, 15 little gulls, 25 sandwich terns, 10 red-throated divers, 4 mergs, 3 curlews, 1 med gull, and 33 scoter.

Friday, 28 March 2014

had a look off beachy in the afternoon but the wind was still north of east and the visibility not good. saw my first arctic skua plus 12 sandwich terns, 8 red-throated divers, 4 mergs, 6 scoters, and 14 gannets. a few porpoises were lingering quite close.

don't think i've ever seen a 5 day forecast of solid southeasterlies

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

southeast wind and rain and no passage this morning, but looking at what the wind's doing down channel i suspected this would be the case. it's looking much better later in the week... xcweather and metcheck both showing perfect wind throughout the channel from thursday through to sunday (typically bbc is contradicting this), we'll see...

Monday, 24 March 2014

april is only a week away but i had to scrape ice off the windscreen this morning, something i didn't have to do once the whole winter! decent conditions for a seawatch so i popped down to beachy in the afternoon and saw 8 little gulls, 10 kittiwakes (likely migrant flock), 10 gannets, 21 sandwich terns, 22 red-throated divers, and 23 brents east and a dozen great crests on the sea. after 90 mins i was too cold/bored to stay any longer.