Walk this morning to coincide with the low tide. Gale force 7-8 was fun. Normally I wouldn't have bothered but the effort paid off with one purple sandpiper and a razorbill along with 3 guillemots. Passerines were hard to come by due to the wind, but it was a good walk and I managed to get back before the rain set in. The garden has had up to 10 blackbirds which are going mad for Kemps apples. I am putting out 3 or 4 a day and they disappear overnight. I also had a song thrush in the garden and another redwing in the nearby trees.