Your intrepid birder is persevering with local seawatching. The idea being that seeing my "own" birds is far more rewarding than seeing other people's.
I ain't seeing big numbers...not compared to Mecca down the road BUT I AM seeing stuff...eventually!
This morning was a case in point. Gave it a couple of hours. A steady stream of Gannets, a few Sandwich and Common Terns but quiet...again!
Then...SOOTY SHEARWATER (H.92, P.154)...reasonably close, heading north. Nice!
Half an hour later I picked up a Diver heading south that revealed enough of itself to convince me it was a GREAT NORTHERN (H.93, P.155).
A good morning...with patience!