Bill and Anne in from the West Midlands for the week doing wildlife and gardens.
Littlestone Beach - 1500hrs A few Curlews and Oystercatchers amongst hundreds of gulls on the beach. The red-brick building by the old lifeboat station had a small House Martin colony.
ARC - 1600hrs Met Old Norm and his `long suffering` on the Willow Trail boardwalk where we saw at least 6 Common Lizards and a Grass Snake, plus Red Admiral and a Silver Y Moth. Also, a caterpillar of the Drinker moth. From Hanson hide all the usual LRP`s, RP`s, Little Egrets, Teal, Common Tern and a 1st summer Little Gull. At least 6 Hobbies hunting along the causeway, along with hundreds of Swifts and House Martins.
Galloways and Dengemarsh 2000hrs - A trip out this evening yielded cracking views of Cuckoo, Stonechat, Mipit, and Little Owl. Marsh Harrier and several hundred Starlings coming to roost from Springfield Bridge.