However we did see some nice sights.
Just like this pair of Snow Buntings who were very partial to having people around them
On the beach in the harbour area were Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank and Bar tailed Godwit
with Eider and a few Guillemot just offshore
In the garden behind the castle was a lone Goldcrest and on the wall just outside a Stonechat
There were huge numbers of birds adjacent to the causeway, with the large number of Brent Geese being very vocal.
Large flocks of Golden Plover and Godwits provided exciting flying displays
Although past its best flowering season the castle garden is still a place of peace. It is planted out as planned by its designer, Gertrude Jekyll.
Nice one, Gertrude!
Linnet and Goldfinch were regularly seen