Fulmars are back on the sandstone ledges at Cliff End and flocks of Common Scoter & Great Crested Grebe are building up out in the bay, with divers and Gannets passing behind them along the horizon.
On the wet fields to the east of the pools are gathered hundreds of Lapwings, Curlews, Dunlin and Starlings, which all swirl up from time to time at the approach of some passing raptor (today: 3 Marsh Harriers & 1 Merlin). Mixed in with this mass of waders are a dozen each of Ruff, Redshank, Grey & Golden Plover and 3 Black-tailed Godwits.
The rain has filled the Wader Pool to such a depth that Pochards have returned to it, and round the other pools are Mallard, Teal, Shoveler, Wigeon, Gadwall and Shelduck. The cluster of Greylag & Canada Geese further back has included up to 27 Brents.
Pete Rouse also saw 6 Velvet Scoters flying E & a Raven over the pools.