Weekly English Update: I’m beginning to enjoy my new sea watch spot on the pier just before the border crossing into Egypt. There’s a steady stream of birds which are mainly Common Terns, nice number of adult White-cheeked Terns, the odd Caspian Tern, a couple of Arctic Skuas and regular visits from Striated Herons. I also had my first Cory’s Shearwater for a couple years, a bird whose numbers appear to be dwindling in recent years. There is also great fish action with big shoals of little fish attracting some big fish who come leaping out of the water at regular intervals. Also had a large sea-turtle come past for a look and a couple of dolphins streaming past in the distance. Quite remarkably it was actually at North Beach early in the week where the Swinhoes Storm petrel turned up and came in as close as 200 metres from the beach….and I think we’re going to see more of them before the summer’s over. This evening at North Beach I had a Long-tailed Skua sitting out amongst the boats, plenty of regular Terns but also plenty of biting flies. Elsewhere very little movement, some Greenshanks, Redshanks and a couple of Green Sandpipers moved in, still a few Sand Martins, House Martins and Barn Swallows moving in who knows which direction??? Next week is going to be hot but we’ll still be hanging in there!