A few Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns and Common Scoter at the fishing boats this morning.
For a while the sea was boiling as a large shoal of Mackerel came in shore to feed on Whitebait, at the same time attracting the attention of the ever vigilant Gulls and providing them with excellent feeding opportunities.
Herring Gull catching breakfast
Mackerel chasing Whitebait
Kittiwake grabbing Whitebait
On the reserve work started on building up the islands at the north eastern end of Burrowes, while from Firth hide 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 19 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, a Common Sandpiper, 100s of Sand Martins and a few Swifts were the highlights before the rain closed in.