The tides at the moment are big springs, the biggest of the summer at 5.2m. High tide this evening was at about 18.30 and it was so high up the beach, loafing gulls were being moved on regularly and were flying along the dune tops. The light was really nice so I had a play about with my camera and I have to say, I do like it.
black headed gulls
I also did a 3/4 hour seawatch, highlights were an fab pale phase arctic skua after the terns, three manx shearwater and a rosey as well as the regular terns, gulls and auks.