Dan here. I too was out and about on the patch today so you lucky bloggers will get 2 for the price of one today.
A few bits and pieces today but sadly nothing mega. My best sightings were as follows:
A flock 6 arctic terns heading East inland mid-morning (cf. today's mammoth tern passage at Heysham).
A flock of 65 bar-tailed godwits headed upstream NNW and up over Snatchems.
Up to 8 whimbrel in typical haunts. A greenshank and a wigeon Freeman's Pony Pools.
Two pulses of common swifts (18 and 13 NE early morning--my first of the year here ).
A male whinchat on the marsh by Gull Bank was also a patch year tick.
The next best passerines included two garden warblers (thanks Garry), a flyover tree pipit and 35 NE-bound sand martins.
Breeding wader interest came in the form of 3 lapwing chicks and 3 adult little ringed plovers.
Fourteen eider drifted up the river on the rising tide. Pictured: a whitethroat, hawthorns and insects...