The last watch was more or less hopehopeless. Conditions were ideal, warm with a light offshore wind so no waves and good light. But there were loads of small angling boats, sailing boats and a few jet skis shooting about all over the place and it was hazy.
First to hit the page was a distant flock of about 50 Common Scoters, nothing like the numbers we got yesterday. Sandwich Terns started promisingly with a few moving out of the estuary on the rising tide, one even dived through the field of view, but they soon tailed off and only a dozen were seen.
Then we got a useful patch tick, Shag (95), it flew in from the south landed and promptly vanished not to be seen again. Whilst searching for it a Peacock flew along the prom; butterfly not bird! The Shag was seen briefly in with some gulls about an hour later but it dived not to be seen again.
The strangest sighting of the day happened when a Collared Dove landed right in front of us but as we were aiming the camera at it it saw us and did one and carried on northwards - we got most of it.
Then the Shag reappeared and swam past not far offf the sea wall giving good views but unphotographable as it was diving so much.
No cetaceans - not even a Grey Seal today bizarrely.
Best bird of the week - Arctic Skua
Biggest miss - Balearic Shearwater
Best mammal - Ferret
Weirdest sighting - Silver Y 'in-off'
Most frustrating - far too much human activity on the water on the 'best' day.
Where to next? Back on the patches.
In the meantime let us know what was so frustrating in your outback this weekend