Lade - 0600hrs - misty, murky start, w1, warm and sunny later, sw2 - The blue light attracted 221 Flounced Rustics into the trap last night and precious little else. Thankfully, its back to the white light tonight.
A scattering of migrants around this morning included 15 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats and 3 Wheatears on the storm beaches, with several Chiffchaffs in the sallows. Its that time of year when the WWs start to be superceded by Chiffs, both of which I`ve heard singing their half-hearted autumn song today. In New Romney Blackcaps and more Chiff-Willows seen and heard.
ARC - 0930hrs - A quick look from Hanson revealed 6 Goldies, 2 Avocets, 4 Dunlins, Blackwit and Little Stint, 2 Garganeys and a Kingfisher. In the bushes, Chiff-Willows, Cetti`s Warbler, Whitethroat, 10 Great Tits and a Reed Bunting.
Dungeness - 1600hrs - An hours seawatching from the boardwalk revealed a steady westward passage of Common and Sandwich Terns, Gannets and an Arctic Skua. Two pulses of Swallows and Sand Martins struck out towards France totalling 150 and 80 respectively.