Met a tourist from the Netherlands today. He asked where he could go to get close to and photograph the birds. I couldn't think where to recommend. When you consider all of the hides on NWT reserves, they are too far away from the birds to allow casual visitors the opportunity to identify or photograph the birds.
As for the migration season, it hasn't happened in Northumberland yet. The weather conditions have been good but not quite right. Plenty of time though and with a Balearic Shearwater seen from Hauxley it hasn't been too bad a week. Holiday almost over ;-) .