A few black-headed gulls, lapwings and a pair of oystercatcher were also on the island.
Along the cycle track it was rather too windy for much passerine activity, though it was nice to see a grey wagtail in the exact spot as the colour-ringed one a few weeks back. Unfortunately, this bird was unringed.
Talking of which, there's a grey wag roost on the canal outside the RSPB offices at White Cross where Gav Thomas and I managed to see a colour-ringed bird earlier in the week. Information received proves it to be a bird that was caught and shackled at Heysham Observatory in September.
Over on the Wildfowlers' Pools a group of 9 shoveler (3 drakes) were new in.
There was nothing of note among the roosting gulls at the Flood, though 4 tufted duck were on the water. Good numbers of curlew, redshank and oystercatcher were feeding there too.
A quick scan of the marsh revealed nowt, but a jack snipe was a nice find at Snipe Bog.
When I was doing the WeBS count on Sunday it struck me that large gulls were notable only by their absence - today, by contrast there were plenty of herring and lesser black-backed gulls on the estuary. What a difference a few days make!