Saw Pete Walkden in the car park as I arrived.Now I had previously decided to ignore him when we next met because I was so jealous of all the cracking shots he'd taken recently (the last one being a super shot of a Wryneck).
Of course I didn't and we walked to the Hensborough bank together which in itself was a bit of a mistake because Pete, even though he's carrying a huge lens and tripod, walks very quickly and by the time we'd climbed the steep incline up past the centre I was gasping for air.
On the wader front there were still 6 Ringed Plovers.
Also there were at least 4 Dunlin.
The Curlew Sandpipers had been reduced to a lone juvenile.
The only other bird of interest I spotted was a distant Yellow-legged Gull which was the first I'd seen for a while.
Good to see many old friends but the best was a little later when I sat by the mobile cafe and had a coffee with local birding legends Steve Seal,Richard Mays and Pete Walkden.It was like sitting at the top table at a royal wedding.They were talking about birds I'd never heard of so I wisely just kept nodding my head.