Oystercatchers and Canada geese were roosting on Finger Point and 9 mute swans were on the water off Cockwood. Sandwich terns were flying back and forth over the dune ridge making lots of noise and were diving for fish distantly offshore and a smart summer plumaged Mediterranean gull flew past heading east.
The ongoing sea defence work continues with the ship offshore pumping sand from the sea floor onto the beach and attracting a motley crew of gulls attracted to the crabs, starfish, mussels and large flat fish sucked up with the sand - mostly herring gulls with a few black headed, great black backed and a single lesser black backed.
Dawlish Warren Flood Defence Works
Heading home and I managed to catch a direct train from Dawlish Warren to Plymouth which only took an hour, all in all not a bad few hours out and about.