We walked along the saltmarsh - two centuries ago the sea and sand came all the way up to the foreground of this photo and lapped at the walls behind us. Now it's saltmarsh, and normally it would be green all the way beyond where the birds are sitting in this photo, but not today. As we watched, the creek overflowed and the birds were pushed along until only the highest parts of the marsh were still above water. In summer cattle graze this area.
And here's a close-up of some of the thousands of birds here, a bit blurry because most of them were still moving around, but you can see some curlews with heads tucked under their wings having a snooze. Sunshine, a nice walk and wildlife - a great combination.
I am hoping to get back to gardening soon, I promise!