Early this morning I went down to the Fairlight cove area to look for sea-life on the beach at very low tide. On the way I looked at some of the coastal plants that have become established behind the protective berm, and noted black ends to some of the flower spikes of sea beet. These proved to aphids with attendant ants, [I can’t positively name either] presumably milking them for honeydew. I spent some time trying to get a decent photo, during which a thick sea mist arrived and obscured the beach.
As I walked back the mist cleared and there were quite a lot of birds on view, including about 50 Common Scoters close inshore, also many feeding Sandwich Terns a Med. Gull and a Little Egret . As usual the nesting Fulmars gave excellent views.