I was demolishing the last of my breakfast kipper when Dave Elliott tweeted to say he was watching was avocet and ruff on the Budge fields. My morning cuppa was soon glugged and I soon joined Dave at the Budge screen, watching both birds.
|drake wigeon on the big pool|
A trudge around the northern dunes produced nothing, it was very windy, but a scan along the beach finally added sand martin to the year-list. Alan Gilbertson had let me know about a dead white-beaked dolphin on the beach near the Dunbar Burn, so I went for a look.
|the dead white-beaked dolphin looked quite odd as a silhouette on the beach|
|close-up of the deceased dolphin. It looked quite small, so I guess it wasn't an adult?|
|A photo of one of last week's black redstarts in the gloom|
100 sand martin
PWC score 125