On looking out at 7.00 a.m. this morning after hearing the roar of engines I discovered the day had arrived to start work on protecting the beach bungalows. We had received notification a few days ago that this would happen before the Brent Geese arrived, to avoid disturbing them. Obviously nobody had told the local council that the Brents have been here for over a month and anyway they seem to be feeding quite happily in the foreground!
By 9.00am the tide was coming in and the vehicles retreated. I was told by the workman that this was a trial run and work would start in earnest next week.
The Wheatear was still on the beach and a seal was fishing in the harbour entrance.