A northbound Snow Bunting trilling and teou-ing along the dunes was the first for a couple of years and a (not quite annual) drake Goosander flew north along the beach a while later. Potentially the bird of the day was clocked too late to see properly but may have been a Ruff - also nothbound over the sea.
Another new arrival was this fence and gate at the southern boundary of the rifle range:
Note sure what the point of this is (given that there are no livestock either side of the boundary) unless it was to spend money before the end of the financial year. A nice job done though!
And finally not quite so new but the return of an old-faithful. This Sanderling has appeared three winters running now, including last autumn, but this is its first appearance in 2011.