The first bird I saw was a nice juvenile cuckoo, perched on the fence at the back of the dunes, being scolded by a meadow pipit and mobbed by swallows. This was my first cuckoo of the year on the patch. Sod's law no camera!
The sea was flat-calm, good conditions for watching cetaceans, a harbour porpoise out to the north was the only sea mammal I saw. One of the great-northern divers was really close in, close enough to photograph, if I'd taken my digi-scoping camera.....
Also on the sea were 26 red-throated divers (!!), an arctic skua and 2 common scoter.
The little egret is still hanging about, it flew up over the trees as I was leaving.
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