Two adult Little Stint were a bonus, as were a superb male Merlin sitting on the defence wall.
Several Goldeneye were noteworthy as were Cettis Warbler and Marsh Harrier.
Onto our Survey site for a High Tide count and already lots of waders are moving onto there roost sites, mainly Lapwing, Dunlin, and both Grey and Golden Plover in good numbers.
dunlin & grey plover
No fewer than Eight Marsh Harrier's noted was by far the most birds we have seen on this site and two fem Merlin seen, including one which took a Meadow Pipit clean out of the air.
Several pinging Beardies and a Green Sandpiper were seen just before the seawall.
On the river the cold east wind produced a single Razorbill, at least a dozen Red-throated divers and a surprise Bonxie moving out the estuary.