Lade - 0900hrs - mild, cloudy, w 3 - Following two days of Mordor-like gloom a light wind from the west cleared the murk and the sun even broke through on occasions. There was a noticeable influx of thrushes across the local patch this morning, particularly of Song Thrush with at least two small flocks coming in high off the bay. Blackbird too were prominent with the scrub tops over by the airport alive with `em, and there was even one of two Redwing scattered about. Otherwise it was the same old fare on the pits with 2 Goldeneye on north lake the best of the bunch. Water Rail, Cetti`s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Marsh Harrier and Kestrel all noted.
Dungeness - 1430hrs - An hour from the concrete road with MH delivered an expected trickle of Kittiwake, Common Scoter, Gannet, auks and Red-throated Diver moving around the Point.