Our most productive sea bird watches tend to be when the wind blows from the north-west so I took a little extra time during this mornings daily census to watch the sea. Great to observe and record a healthy movement of Kittiwakes with 78 birds during a 45 minute spell and in the same time period 61 Lesser black backed Gulls, the latter likely headed to our resident breeding colony on Burhou Island. Elsewhere Chiffchaffs just into double figures and the long staying Great Spotted Woodpecker has been reported as visiting several gardens close to St. Anne allotments. Photo (JH),Lesser black backed Gull from this morning’s passage.