I returned to Indian River Inlet this morning for a only several hours, starting at the north side. I stopped to look for the Eared Grebe but did not find it. Right next to the inlet by the Coast Guard Marina, I found Boat-tailed Grackles. Apparently, these birds were somewhere else yesterday due to the high wind. I watched a male down by the water's edge. It was feeding on the mollusks attached to the rocks. It opened the shells and pulled out the animal and swallowed it. I had never seen Boat-tailed Grackles do this before. See picture below. There were several very close Brandt in good light. I couldn't resist taking a few pictures. See picture below. I returned to the South Inlet to scan for Razorbill, but had no success. There were 75 Long-tailed Ducks and the drake Surf Scoter still there. Purple Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones and Sanderlings were still feeding on the rocks of the south jetty. I haven't found the previously reported White-winged Scoters. Inlet birding was slow. I left and headed north to Cape Henlopen State Park to check the feeders at the Nature Center for Brown-headed Nuthatch. Within a few minutes of watching the feeder, a Brown-headed Nuthatch obliged. See picture. There was competition for the nuthatch preferred spot on the feeder with a Red-breasted Nuthatch. See second picture with the Red-breasted Nuthatch in flight. Next stop was the fishing pier. There were eight Surf Scoters (four breeding plumage males) out toward the point.