Today, I had another look at the wader roost finding much the same as yesterday, the only surprise being a merlin which flew along the beach and out through the wader roost. It never caught anything but set all the birds in a frenzy and finished off landing on the beach briefly before heading off again.
The 'island' nearly covered by the tide
Just managed to keep up with the merlin after it went through the roost
16 Sanderling today and c.1000 Dunlin
Out on the sea a few gannets and scoter occasionally came out of the mist but never came close. In the pumping station dyke 9 mallard, 8 teal, 3 coots and 5 moorhens.