Meanwhile the Merlin (left) still keeps a watch on the small birds around, although other than the pipits not much for it to choose from today :- single Blackbird, Starling, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon would not be a main target species, but the 2 Wheatears and the 4 Pied/White Wagtails might.
Three Scoters were close in to the east side and 10 Purple Sandpipers on the shore but the Brent were apparently elsewhere as just a few lingered at the north end.
A male and female Wigeon (right) were off the north east corner later in the morning and then as the sun came out 2 more Sand Martins and a Swallow flew south east to add to the 2 Sand Martins noted earlier.
All in all a slightly disappointing day for a misty south easterly in April.
(FD,CJ,KMc,CJW et al) photos CJ & KMc