Weather: SE force 3
The Cormorants exiting the estuary at dawn reached another peak this morning when 3,884 moved out, all this time passing to the east of the island. On the east hoyle at ebb tide 345 Grey Plover and 590 Curlew were counted, the Grey Plover being an improvement on previous counts. Good numbers of Purple Sandpiper again (10) was encouraging in view of the very low numbers so far this winter. sea birds noted included 3 Red-throated Divers, 65 Common Scoter, and 16 Great Crested Grebes.