Numerous small flocks of Dunlin were moving North up the estuary as one observer walked over early this morning, and as the tide pushed them together in the gutter there were estimated to be at least 4,000 birds.
Fifteen Ringed Plover were present and Oystercatchers only numbered 180 but other waders were all in single figures, although 6 Whimbrel was a nice record.
The incoming tide put up 63 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns from the West Hoyle sandbank, also on the sea were 2 Guillemot, 6 Gannet and 5 Common Scoter.
The two Brent Geese still remain and two Little Egret were in the gutter with four Shelduck.
No migrants were expected in the Northerly but a Skylark was heard calling and found feeding on the mound, flying off east after a few minutes.
A single phylloscopus warbler called twice from the obs garden but was not seen.
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