Lade - 0600hrs - cool, wet, sw4, warmer, drier later - Another chilly night produced little of note around the traps, although the locally scarce Water Ermine was recorded along the coast. However, if the weather forecasts are to be believed (and they`ve not been reliable of late) the next few nights could be interesting as the wind is due to drop to a light southerly with night time temperature doubling into the high teens. So watch this space... (that`s sure to put the kiss of death on it!)
RSPB - Walked down to the ramp this morning and despite the buffeting wind several family parties of Beardies `pinging` and seen. The GWE gave its customary fly around and the 1st summer Little Gull was over Dengemarsh. The Goosander was at the south end of ARC and watched a Weasel moving its young across the access road.
Late afternoon from the Screen produced at least 12 Hobbies (my largest count this year so far) hawking insects by the railway line and a Green Sandpiper in front of the hide. Cuckoo and Sparrowhawk also noted.