The beach was also a wader watchers paradise: Ringed, Grey, Kentish plover, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Redshank, Greenshank,Curlew, Whimbrel, Sanderling and both Black tailed and Bar tailed Godwit were present in good numbers. We should have spent more time looking for rarer species but we had to keep one eye on the incoming tide. As we approached the loafing gulls we could make out groups of Terns among them. The Caspian Terns were obvious but we had to get even closer to see the Sandwich and Royal terns.
With Royal Tern 'in the bag' we moved a bit further along the coast for a spot of Seawatching from a headland. Not my favourite aspect of Birding but in the event proved quite interesting. The fresh wind made it hard work for birds trying to fly North particularly for Petrels which seems to be continually flying one step forwards then 2 steps back. It also meant birds were forced to fly much closer to the shore than normal. Madeiran and European Storm petrels were identified. There was also a steady stream of Bonxies heading North