Lade - sunny, mild, sw 3 - The much forecast overnight rain failed to materialise yet again, and what with an increasingly dry wind (up to force 6 by late afternoon) the peninsula is looking decidedly dry and barren. The trap held a decent number of moths including the first Large Yellow Underwings of the season and a Grass Emerald.
On Lade Pits the first juv Dabchicks of the spring noted away from the reedbed, while 50 Swifts and House Martins were hawking insects in the lee of the wind over the causeway willows.
Dungeness - 1600hrs Thought I`d try an hour at the fishing boats due to the brisk wind. A steady down-Channel passage of Gannets, Sandwich and Commic Terns, a few Kitts and Fulmars plus a stunningly close Roseate Tern.