I popped down yesterday and counted over 40 Bar Tailed Godwits on the east beach along with many Widgeon; unfortunately I was on the west side of the river and unable to get a decent photo, so I headed back along the harbour fully intent on heading out to the east side of the river hoping the birds would wait for me!
On my way I spotted a couple of visitors to the harbour - both of which I saw around this time last year: a male Red Breasted Merganser (that's him in the first photo) and a male Goldeneye. Both photos taken at the mouth of the harbour yesterday. They seem to visit the river around this time of year and hang around for a few weeks before planning the trip to their breeding grounds.
However, a couple of days ago a female Goldeneye (below) was feeding near the Merryton Bridge and gave me a great chance to photograph its reflection. Maybe these two are going to get together?