As the tide was going out I was surprised to see 6 dunlin, 6 ringed plovers, 4 turnstones and 6 curlew still to be seen on the shingle bar. Inland, the coot family still had their 7 chicks and the stonechat family were still active along with all the reed warblers and whitethroats etc.. Geoff recorded a bearded tit and an overflying greenshank which is a new one for the year. A short visit tonight revealed 71 black-tailed godwits near the Sportsman, close into the beach as the tide went out. Also 2 sandwich terns, 4 common terns, 3 egrets, whitethroat but still no little tern. There were 5 possibles this morning but being so far out it was not possible to be sure.