Lade - 0700hrs - cool, sunny, sw 2 - Following heavy overnight rain and early morning sunshine there were millions of tiny white flies everywhere. The Starlings in particular were making hay.
Castle Water - 1000hrs Teacher-teacher joined us this morning for a jaunt over to Rye. The place was alive with activity. On the walk to the hide, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Med Gulls and Corn Bunting all noted. From the hide 2 pairs of Avocets, LRP and Greenshank, plus the highlight, a party of 15 Blackwits that landed on the closest island given superb views.
ARC - 1600hrs A brief look from Hanson hide revealed a Dunlin amongst the plovers, 9 Little Egrets and a 1st summer Little Gull. The GWEgret was reported from Dengemarsh. A Spitfire and the Red Arrows (show offs!) flew across the Marsh en-route to a performance at Rye.