Lade - 0600hrs - warm, dry and sunny e3 - Another stinking hot day, but with a freshening easterly to take the edge off the heat. Not quite so many moths in the trap this morning but Oak Eggar and Lynchnis were new for the year. A passage of 50 odd Swifts passed over the cottage heading south.
ARC - 1200hrs - Bumped into a couple of old clients in Hanson hide as well as BP who confirmed that the Bitterns had raised 2 juvs over-the-road. A decent selection of birds on the emerging islands and it seems that every time i visit a new wader is noted, which bodes well for August, the wader month. Two Snipes were lurking on the far islands amongst the Lapwings, plus 10 Common Sands, 3 LRPs, 4 Dunlins and a Green Sand closer in. Also, 8 Little Egrets (5 at south end), 3 Wigeon, 3 Garganey, 3 Common Terns, Marsh Harrier and hundreds of common wildfowl.