The day's Birders explored the area on the north side of Royston's Trent River Estuary for their morning outing. The tide being fairly low, almost all birds were a fair distance, so binoculars got quite a workout. Sadly, the distance factor meant that there were few photos of any quality, though they could be used for identifying the birds. We managed a species count of 25: Bald Eagle, Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco, Golden-crowned Sparrow, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, American Crow, Anna's Hummingbird, Finch (probably Purple), Woodpecker (heard), Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Mallard, gull species, Common Merganser, American Wigeon, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Cormorant (probably Pelagic), Common Loon, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter and Gadwell. All in all, a pleasant morning spent in fresh air and followed by coffee at Royston Coffee House.