This first image was of one of a pair of Oyster Catchers which were feeding on the edge of the water.
Next to them were a pair of birds which I think may be Bar-Tailed Godwits. Of course I had to look them up on the RSPB Bird ID website because I really don'r have a clue. For a while I did think they could Greenshanks but I think the colouring of the beak made me settle for Godwits.
I tried to get closer but of course they flew away. First the Godwits ....
.... closely followed by the Oyster Catchers.
Further along the beach there were lots of smaller birds milling around the waters edge. In this next picture I think these are Turnstones at the front and Sanderlings further back.
The next image shows some more of the Sanderlings with some Oyster Catchers and a Godwit in the background.
I tried standing very still to see if any of the birds would come a bit closer and eventually a bunch of the Sanderlings started to head towards me. The little fella in the next shot came the closest but then they started to move away again so I went back to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast we drove to Seahouses where we parked up, put on our walking boots and filled my camera bag with all we needed (including a litre of water, a couple of apples and some sweets). We walked towards the harbour and there was a couple of Herring Gulls (maybe?) sat on the fence. This one was watching me very closely as I got nearer to him to take this shot.
I think this may be some kind of Turn (Arctic or Common possibly) that was sat on a rock down on the beach. It seemed to be looking out to sea.
A little further along the beach there was a couple of Turnstones sat on a rock and as we walked towards them I managed to get a shot of this one as it flew off.
As we were walking along the beach we could see a few large birds sitting out on the water between us and the islands (Farne Islands perhaps?). We couldn't make out what they were because even with my longest telephoto lens they were still quite far away. This image has been well cropped and when referring to my favourite Bird Id site I can identify this as an Eider (from where the feathers for Eiderdowns come).
We'd walked a few miles up and down the beach and also around the castle at Bamburgh so we were pretty tired, so we went back to the hotel and had a rest before dinner.
Next time will either be shots of the beach during our walk or Bamburgh Castle.