Later, towards high water, there were no Brent geese on Red Nab, and no reports yet of any earlier birds from the north side.
I (MD) walked out onto Heysham skeer at low water, hoping to see the Shag that has not been seen/reported for a while.
Great-Crested Grebe 4 almost full summer plumage
Red-Breasted Meganser 6
Eider c50 mainly males
But no sign of Shag, then as I was about to come off (17:15) a bird resting on a rock in the water on south side looked promising and turned out to be the
Shag - very distant but profile unmistakable, unfortunately before I got within reasonable camera range it few off. Seemed to be a mature bird, but no sign of tuft.