There is a fantastic coastal path leading around the headland and winding its way through old sand dunes from long ago, part of which overlooks a smaller bay and beach. A bench overlooks these bays and the far off estuary.
After the rain, and lunch, my daughter and I walked to the bench to see what was around. We saw some hirundines - a collective name for the groups of House Martins, Sand Martins, Swifts and Barn Swallows - flying around fast and high and I couldn't see any colouration. Light conditions were poor. We looked out to sea - nothing. As we turned to head back more hirundines came over us and this time I managed to get them with the binoculars in slightly better light. They were Sand Martins. 13 of them in total and proceeded to head inland and due east. More spring/summer arrivals. Lovely to see. To think they have travelled such a distance....phenomenal.
Around the caravan however we did hear and briefly see 2 Long Tailed Tits, Skylark, Dunnock, House Sparrows, female Blackbird pulling up grass and mud for nest building and 2 Pied Wagtails.
The above 3 photos are record shots of the Pied Wagtails. Such a gorgeous, bright black and white with grey.
Below is the female Blackbird collecting grass and mud. Note how she is brown. The male is black with a yellow-orange bill (beak).