The next ten days involved very little birding. I did see a couple of scruffy, moulting Crested Tits in Deshar Wood on the morning of day 10, but a visit to Lochindorb that evening was basically birdless.
A brief stop at Gosford Bay failed to produce any Red-Necked Grebes this year, but there were plenty of waders, mainly Sanderling, but with good numbers (150+) of Bar-Tailed Godwits also.
I visited Musselburgh lagoons next, and there was plenty about. At the mouth of the river Esk, waders provided the main interest, with roughly 20 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 20 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin, 30 Redshank, 15 Turnstone, 50 Curlew, 9 Knot and over 500 Oystercatcher. A large mixed flock of hirundines also showed up briefly, but there was nothing unusual amongst them.
Further offshore, there were good numbers of Common Scoter and Velvet Scoter, plenty of moulting Eider and a large flock of 94 Goosander! Gannets, Fulmar and Sandwich Terns were constantly present, feeding further out over the water.
The highlight, though was a 1st-year Little Gull, though it was always a bit distant.