From this point onwards I tried to take my mind off birding and spend the walk with my friends, but this proved to be quite difficult. We proceeded to walk away from a path and sit by the estuary edge, and whilst sitting here it was hard not to take notice of the birds that were around. A mixed group of waders were opposite where we were sitting, and this consisted primarily of Redshanks and Curlews, but also Black-tailed Godwits, the latter species numbering over 30 and most of them in stunning summer plumage. This certainly kept my mind on birding, and as we walked back the way we had came I also noticed that a few summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwits, presumably lingering birds that had stayed the winter. As we were nearing the end of our walk, I was fortunate to come across a long overdue year-tick, a stunning male Reed Bunting in a small area of reedbeds near the deciduous woodland. And finally, as we sat outside the local pub – which fortunately happened to be right down by the estuary, a lone Common Tern(yeartick) flew right past and proceeded to fly around for some time.