Bridlington Harbour produced some great birds yesterday - Grey Phalarope, Little Gull and Long Tailed Duck! Unfortunately, I couldn't get down there. I did make the effort early this morning in the hope that these birds would continue to enjoy the safety from the sea enormously powerful waves. There was no sign of the Long Tailed Duck, I missed the Grey Phalarope when it flew south seconds before I arrived, But I did manage to touch base with two Little Gulls.
Consolation was in the form of a Shag in breeding plumage!
Several Kittiwakes were taking shelter with some looking rather worse for wear courtesy of the weather.
The tide had peaked but no mud for waders yet. These Redshanks and Turnstone enjoyed a "group hug"!
The Redshanks became quite flighty but eventually settled
A Rock Pipit flitted between the harbour structures, landing only briefly, but I was ready!
I bet the Grey Phalarope is re-located later!