A scan of the rough grass to the left of the chicken sheds revealed a Ring Ouzel perched atop a sapling, quickly followed by four, five and then six additional birds. Two seemed to be females, the others bright males. Despite the distance (a couple of hundred yards) it was still good to connect with a whole flock of these delightful birds.
Do remember to stick to the Coastal Path: the Ouzels will come nearer and, in any case, are watchable from the dunes.
Leaving them in peace, we walked up the sandy path to the beach where a group of perhaps a hundred Grey Seals were relaxing on the beach. Lots of pups among them, some of which were still in their fluffy white coats, while a few Common Seals were also on the beach or swimming along the surf. The walk back to the car added the first Whitethroat to the day and year totals...
After coffee and a scone at the old barn we headed home for lunch, reflecting on how one old man's anti-social behaviour came so close to spoiling our morning..