Our final stop was at Littleferry where we had lunch - Carol spotted a Kestrel. The tide was flooding well with Red-breasted Mergansers floating backwards. Ringed Plover and Dunlin were spotted by us and also by a bird of prey which went down into them. The bird’s identity was debated but some thought it was a Sparrowhawk. Out at the headland a Reed Bunting appeared briefly. There were good numbers of Eiders at sea – two in very strange moult patterns - plus Red- and Black-throated Divers.
Total species count for the day was 55 although a Buzzard was seen by one carload on our return past the Golspie golf club. It was considered a very successful get-together meeting folk that had only been seen on our Zoom meetings. Perhaps it should become a more frequent event? And the cake was a bonus!!