I'm still working on the Northumberland trip blog post, but the weather is too fine to stay indoors for long so it will be a while until it's done.
Today I went on a short trip to Dunbar and brought my full recording rig (including hydrophones) with me instead of only taking the handheld. This proved to be a smart move as there was hardly anyone around apart from a small group of surfers braving the cold water.
There were few birds including Gannet, Eider Duck and Herring Gull but they were minding their business and their calls were inaudible. The only trouble was created by Skylarks singing close to the shoreline but when I heard them I just moved away for a few hundred yards and their calls became inaudible.
In all I managed to record about 2 hours of audio over more than half a day. I recorded different distance perspectives, and on several of the takes I also buried a hydrophone in the sand and recorded this on the 3rd channel of the 633. Here's a short bit I recorded on a minuscule tidal island until a rogue wave almost flooded my recording bag: