Weather: SW force 7, decreasing 5/6 very mild for December
On the last day of the year an early start was made in the dark to catch the tide and a Fox was seen at Little Eye making its way from the islands back to the shore.
As is often the case in winter the Purple Sandpipers are a highlight and today there were a good total of 20 birds around the pool at the north end of the island.
A Peregrine hunted about Little and Middle Eye and also put up the waders at the east side of the main island on the ebb tide. A Shag was off the west side and then sat out on the whaleback,
Photos AEH, AS