We decided next to have a look around some of the other sites in the area and return at high tide. At Budle Bay there was good numbers of both subspecies of Brent Goose and Barnacle Geese as well as a few Grey Plovers. The hide at Fenham-le-moor produced more Grey Plovers and Brent Geese.
Back at Stag Rocks the Grey Phalarope had returned and we saw it before we'd even got out the car. I spent the next hour photographing it at really close range and filling my boots with freezing cold sea water, though it was certainly worth it! 2 Little Gulls also gave amazing views, but by this point the light was fading, so my photos of them probably could have been better (perhaps more like these!).