Set off a hour or so too late really but beggars can't be choosers. The tide was just on the ebb and the sun was warm, felt more like spring than autumn. First bird of the day was a feather perfect male Pied Wagtail who would not pose for his photo to be taken.
Scanning out to sea produced very little, the flat conditions in the light offshore breeze were ideal to pick up a sea mammal if there were any out there. 8 Common Scoters flew south quite close in and a bachelor party of eight Eiders sat a little way out, their bright white chests glinting in the sun. We found a few other small wader roosts, 18 Turnstones and 6 + 8 Redshanks and another two singleton Redshanks flying out over the waves.
In the meantime let us know who is a dab hand at catching the fish in your outback.
PS Mid afternoon edit - Peregrine on water tower on walk out to Patch 1 with big Frank. saw it on the north face on the way back (a southerly wind today), probably explains why the gulls were up on the way out.