A seawatch this morning was good without hitting top gear. 150ish Manxies, 50ish Arctic Skuas, 4 Bonxies, c25 sooties plus invisible Whimbrel, 3 Sanderling, a few Arctic & Sandwich Terns amongst the commons. Pretty good. Shame about the two Balearics i missed and the Sabs that went through this afternoon. With the wind in the north west and sunny spells I checked the south side of Old Fall and bumped into Darren Ward where a male Redstart was flycatching with 3 Willow Warblers but little else. 2 Swifts frolicked overhead - my first since i went to cape verde.