Lade - cool, cloudy, nne 5 - 0900hrs - In contrast to yesterdays sunshine and warmth a much cooler day today with a strong onshore wind out of the north. Most of the wildfowl were sheltering amongst the sallows and within the common ducks was a pair of Garganey, perhaps the ones from ARC. The low cloud had also pushed down 50 odd Swifts to hawk insect over the water.
Nothing much in the trap last night, although Bird`s Wing was new for the year.
RSPB - 1500hrs Following the long-awaited for heavy rain, around midday, decided to check out the bird reserve. On ARC at least 12 LRP`s scattered around the islands, which was something of an increase, and a couple of Dunlins. Also, 2 Hobbies and hundreds of House Martins and Swifts over the water. On Burrowe`s Common Sandpiper and 10 Redshanks. The GWEgret was reported from Dengemarsh.