There were sunny intervals throughout and temperatures reached 21 degrees; the light winds were initially southerly, but had switched to northerlies by late afternoon. Seawatching highlights included a Tufted Duck, five Scaup and a Sooty Shearwater flying south, with 154 Common Scoter and 14 Manx Shearwaters moving north. Southbound waders included two Black-tailed Godwits, a Bar-tailed Godwit, five Whimbrel, 20 Redshank, seven Turnstone, 79 Knot, four Sanderling and seven Dunlin. Also moving were 110 Black-headed Gulls and a Little Gull flying south, 92 Sandwich Terns north, eight Common Terns south, two Arctic Terns north and two Arctic Skuas also flying north.
Thornwick Pools attracted a Grey Heron, one Shoveler, six Teal, two Avocets, three Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, one Ringed Plover, a Snipe, three Black-tailed Godwits and seven Dunlin.
Avocet, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington
Avocet, Thornwick Pools, by Craig Thomas
Green Sandpiper, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington