New Romney - warm, dry, overcast, light airs - Superb overnight weather conditions for mothing delivered 41 species of macro moths to the garden trap, several new for the site, including Beautiful Hook-tip, Obscure Wainscot and Burnished Brass.
As the morning progressed the sun broke through and the wind picked up out of the south-west. A good look around Lade confirmed much success for grebes with both species feeding young out on the water and a single migrant Black-necked Grebe. A few high Swifts and Sand Martins drifted south, already on their way back to warmer climes no doubt, while 11 Little Egrets were counted across the site. Next stop Kerton Road quarry where a passage Little Ringed Plover was the highlight, along with four Redshanks, several Lapwings and three pairs of Oystercatchers on the main island, one of which had two fledged juveniles in tow. A brief stop off at Hanson hide revealed nothing new from my last visit.