Weather: NW 4-5, 4/8 cloud, good vis
A brief visit on a fine day produced an excellent count of 583 Atlantic Grey Seals on the West Hoyle sandbank.
There was a slight increase in Black-headed Gulls with 13 noted along with 85 Common Terns and 12 Sandwich Terns feeding around the mouth of the estuary.
Linnets were very much in evidence with recently fledged youngsters of varying ages around the gardens and paddocks.
The islands are looking very arid at the moment.