Lade - 0800hrs - cool, sunny, sw2 - As it was Sunday decided to check the northern end of Kerton Road pit where several large islands have attracted a number of breeding birds. In amongst the trash geese and gulls was a small colony of 10 Black-headed Gulls, 2 prs of Oystercathers and one of Ringed Plover. Small groups of migrant Swallows continue to pass north over the storm beaches along with a Yellow Wagtail and a Turtle Dove.
On the moth front very few individuals coming to light locally, although a Poplar Hawkmoth was trapped at the cafe last night.
RSPB - 1200hrs - Little of note around the bird reserve apart from a couple of small flocks of Hobbies over Cook`s Pool and Tower Pits.
The only other bird news concerned the 2 highly mobile White Storks that were seen in the Woodchurch area this morning.
Man City v QPR - With myself being a life-long R`s fan and Pat in the City camp it was a roller coaster afternoon as the situation to decide champions and survivalists continued until the final whistle. Footie fans will know what I mean, it really was pure drama, and the only time I was pleased to see QPR lose a game...