There were plenty of Chiffchaffs still in the bushes and willow swamp, along with single figures of Common and Lesser Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Sedge and Reed Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, plus Wheatears and Mipits on the desert and Grey Wagtail and Hobby over. Greenshank and Kingfisher were also noted (OL). There was also a noticeable influx of Robins this morning with birds calling from cover all over the site.
The garden trap was full of common autumn moths of 25 species, while a Brown-spot Pinion was trapped 200 yards down the road.
ARC - Called in at Hanson around midday where the usual range of waders on show included Little Stint, 6 Snipe and a Common Sandpiper amongst the legions of Lapwings. At the south end the now regular flock of Blackwits and Ruff were still present.
Lade - A late afternoon walk along the beach in warm sunshine yielded more hirundines, 2 Wheatears, 20 Sandwich Terns, 25 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 100 Sanderling and 500 Oystercatchers and Curlews. Back home a Comma was on the Buddleia and a bush-cricket on the garden wall.