Pick of the bunch were two adult Curlew Sandpipers offering a hint of red amongst the black-bellied Dunlin. Pushing them close on looks were over 50 Grey Plovers many still in smart summer plumage. Several tens of Knot and a small number of Bar-tailed Godwits also retaining degrees of breeding plumage to add some colour.
Two Peregrines provided distant views.
Further south three Greenshanks were in Budle Bay (we doubled that with a further three at other sites) and the sharp eyes of the passenger picked out a Little Egret in the channel as we whizzed past. An adult Short-eared Owl flew inland and south at Warkworth Gut and with the tide low little else of note around Druridge Bay.