Dungeness - 0800hrs - bright, sunny, light airs - A wander opposite Jarman`s, the Old Light and around the Obs revealed a total of 12 Wheatears, 20 Linnets, 6 Black Redstarts, 4 Skylarks, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Stonechats, 4 Pied Wagtails, 8 Mipits, 2 Reed Buntings and a Sparrowhawk. However, the highlight was Amy Macdonald, Scottish folkie singer/songwriter, plus entourage, about to shoot her latest music video; well, at least some of us chatting in the Obs garden knew who she was...
Very quiet again at sea, although apparently orca and bottle-nosed dolphins have been seen in the Channel of late by local fisherman.
Springfield Bridge - 1000hrs Joined a couple of regulars on the bridge for a gossip; good job old Hawkeye turned up to point out the birds we were missing! A pair and a half of Garganeys were on the lake, plus Sand Martin over the reedbed alongside displaying Marsh Harriers and a Raven over the flood.
ARC - A couple of goes this afternoon delivered Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Spoonbill, Curlew, LRP and Ringed Plover. Very few ducks left now and for the first time didn't notice a Goldeneye.