Saturday, 25 March 2017


  I actually beat Harry to Castle Point this morning. Beside us were 9 Purple Sandpipers. Out to sea there were just one or two distant Gannets and Common Scoters on the move.
 A Red-throated Diver was closer.  Then I saw a tiny bird, quite far out, dashing north, skimming over the water. It fluttered up against the sky: Sand Martin!