Very quiet on the sea again this morning, just a few Red-throated Divers, Gannets, Cormorants and 178 Great-crested Grebes. A walk from the fishing boats to the lifeboat station and back with AJG, was notable for the lack of birds except the 100s of Gulls on the sands. A single Curlew on the sands and 21 Meadow Pipits and 3 Stock doves by the road.
At the south end of the New diggings, a Black-necked Grebe, 4 red head Smew and a Great White Egret.
This afternoon at Cockles Bridge a Kestrel sat in the sun, in the fields c1,000 each of Golden Plover and Lapwing being flushed by a couple of Buzzards.
Another short sea watch this afternoon was quieter than this morning the highlight being 15 Brent Geese flying up channel.
On the reserve from Dennis's hide, another Black-necked Grebe, 2 red head Smew and 2 red Goosander of note, the Red-crested Pochard was still on the dipping pond.