The harbour itself is a good vantage point for gulls – as well as occasional dolphins if you’re lucky – and you can’t miss the confiding Eiders.
In spring and early summer, the Kittiwakes and neighbouring Fulmars at Braidcarr Point are easy to watch, as are Grey Herons and Cormorants on the rocks by the Powder House. Auks and Arctic Terns can often be encountered, given the proximity to their nesting sites on the Farnes. Later in the summer and autumn, this is a great spot for a variety of waders, with passage birds joining the residents. Also keep an eye out for Rock Pipit and Goosander.
Having crossed the golf course, you should now follow the rocky shore round Snook or North Sunderland Point to the beach, while looking out for Sanderling, Ringed Plover and Purple Sandpiper.
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