On Instow beach this morning  just past the Cricket pitch there was another dead gannet washed up on the tideline. Another Avian Flu casualty. On the concrete sea wall there were 2 Rock Pipits.
Lots of Oystercatchers and Curlew along the stretch from there to the Oil Jetty with smaller numbers of Redshank , 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Bar tailed Godwits and 7 Knot. Further along on the River in front of Isley Marsh one Spoonbill was standing on a small mudbank. Probably the one spotted later in the day on the north bank of the Taw.