Hunting amongst the pebbles at the waters edge was a pair of turnstones, carefully flipping over pebbles to find invertebrates. They seemed quite sure that they were perfectly camouflaged amongst the pebbles as they carried on feeding as we carried the water back and forth.
A solitary cormorant preened itself at the top of a marker.
These included some large shore crabs
Shore crabs are the perfect seashore dweller. Jointed armour for protection but also allows movement. If that doesn't work, they can shed a limb to enable them to escape. This can be regrown when they shed their carapace body shell.
This juvenile greater pipefish was a really good find.
This fish has a large mouth and can easily gulp down small prawns and fish.