Weather: WSW force 5/6
A high tide visit produced good counts of waders including 10,000 Oystercatchers roosting, including a leucistic bird .
13 Purple Sandpipers roosted the tide (around the maximum expected in recent years),
Other waders showing well in the sunshine were 8,500 Knot, 650 Dunlin, 108 Redshank, 57 Ringed Plover, 10 Grey Plover, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 30 Sanderling and 136 Turnstone.
Two Red-throated Divers were the highligjt on the sea, also 4 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Guillemots, 250 Common Scoter. Residents seen on the island were singles of Robin, Song Thrush, Blackbird and Rock Pipit with 6 Wrens around and about. Apart from the Scoter the only wildfowl comprised 6 Shelduck and a good mid-winter count of 285 Brent. The Kestrel is still on the island.