Early afternoon at The Skern, with the tide well out – 1000-2000 golden plover, often in flight – plenty of dunlin, oystercatchers, with some curlew, black and bar-tailed godwit, across the mud and along the water’s edge, one female pintail just off the shoreline.

2 snow buntings made an appearance at the end of the pebble ridge, but didn’t stay in one place for long due to golfers and dog walkers.

Hoping that last year’s black redstart would return to near the bridge, but no luck, although someone did say they’d seen it there a bit earlier.