When I first arrived I a Little Egret flew in at the same time. By the end of my walk I'd seen four of them on the Lagoon. Also saw 8 Little Grebes - reports from other birders were that in excess of 20 had been seen earlier! Lots of cormorants and dozens of gulls and one lonely Redshank.
I walked along the beach and was advised that the two Snow Buntings that have been around for a few days were further up feeding on the shingle. I headed off and was lucky to see them. I'd been kneeling down trying to get some decent shots in the appalling light and they were coming nearer to me all the time - until, that is, a woman with 3 energetic dogs came along the beach and the dogs bounded up to me and scared off the Buntings.
I later learned she's been asked by one of the local Bird Club members to be kind enough to avoid that particular spot - but she refused stating she had every right to walk her dogs on the beach!!
And at the furthest point the Snow Buntings..
A Cormorant gazed out to sea
On my way back I saw several Turnstone on the rocks on the beach, waiting for the tide to go out; and with them was a Sanderling (?) (if anyone could confirm or otherwise my ID I would be grateful)
and then home... blew the cobwebs away and was rewarding birdwise..