Fresh SW winds with rain during the night. I used the rain as an excuse to lie in and did not get out and seawatching until 0630. With further rain on the forecast I opted to use the "hide" which is not as good as sitting out in the open where I usually sit but is very comfortable:)
Birds were pouring past to start with but passage tailed off quite quickly. Should have ignored the rain:)
Highlights were two Long-tailed Skua fjelljo and a Pomarine Skua polarjo. During "a last scan" whilst packing up a Sandwich Tern splitterne flew south at reasonable range:) A couple of Black Guillemot teist and a lone hrota Brent Goose ringgås were among the other sightings.
The "hide" is a bit challenging, especially when it comes to photography so I mostly didn't get any images.
Red throated Diver smålom N 49, S 2
Northern Gannet havsule N 192, S 7
Eurasian Shag toppskarv N 3, S 4
Brent Goose ringgås N 1
Long tailed duck havelle N 2
Common Scoter svartand N 2, S 10
Oystercatcher tjeld N 8, S 1
Pomarine Skua polarjo N 1
Arctic Skua tyvjo N 6
Long-tailed Skua fjelljo N 2
Black headed Gull hettemåke N 2, S 4
Common Gull fiskemåke N 6
Black-legged Kittiwake krykkje N 118, S 4
Arctic Tern rødnebbterne N 1, S 3
Common Guillemot lomvi N 8, S 3
Razorbill alke N 10
Black Guillemot teist N 2
On the way home I picked up a Kestrel tårnfalk and a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk at Tjeldstø.
Tragically the Starling stær chicks that were being fed so prolifically by their parents in my nestbox died at some point in the last 24 hours. There was no lack of food so I have no explanation other than that something happened to the parents.