However on the way in I spooked a female Kestrel off a roadside fence post which took up position on another just across the field.
Scanning out to sea searching for finds was less rewarding but a steady movement of divers mainly heading west was nice to see
Not great pic's due to distance and incompetence but they give a flavour and over an hour and a half in the morning I clocked 14 passing by 13 west, 1 east and odd ones on the water.There wera about twenty Scoter heading west, only one gannet also a steady too-ing and fro-ing of skeins of Auks as well as parties of mainly Black Headed but also a fair smattering of \Common Gulls,
Kittiwakes and Fulmers being significant by their almost total absence! Only a single Gannet was seen but scruffy parties of mainly immature gulls wer seen following the porpoises but only when they started feeding with a certain amount of splashing.
To see a Herring Gull dive in among some feeding porpoises and grab a fish about six to eight inches long confirmed my impression that they do actually (at least occasionally) profit from this practice!...The profit was a false one though. as a chase ensued and the Greater Black Back pair eventually out maneuvered it within a swarm of lesser gulls and pinched the catch!