RSPB Reserve - 1115hrs From the causeway road Great White and Little Egrets, plus 4 redhead Smews on New Diggings. At Boulderwall the usual flock of Tree Sparrows on the feeders, a pair of Smews on Gun Club pit and a close hare. From the visitors centre a flock of what appeared to be 28 migrant Barwits had plonked down on the nearest island affording ideal digi-scoping opportunities, as did the Long-tailed Duck. From the ramp plenty of harrier activity and a brief glimpse of a Kingfisher, but no sign of any Bitterns flying around; 11 Dabchicks on Dengemarsh was of note and the Great White flew over New Ex.
Lydd - 1500hrs - A check of several chicken sheds in the Lydd area eventually delivered a pair of Little Owls and a superbly life-like model of a Barn Owl perched on a back garden fence 10 foot from the kitchen window!!! Scotney was a waste of time with very little of note.
Galloways - 1600hrs - Finished in fine style with a hunting Short-eared Owl and a Stonechat on the ranges.
Kerton Rd Cafe - A Yellow Horned moth was potted at the cafe, while an Oak Beauty was trapped along the road last night.