Lade - 0900hrs - mild, cloudy, sw 4 - A gusty wind made it feel cooler than it actual was this morning. A couple of singing Chiffchaffs in the willow swamp was the only evidence of migration. Cetti`s Warbler and Water Rail were both heard and a pair of Shelducks were on north lake. As high tide approached 67 Curlews flew over heading to roost on the farmland by runway; if the airport expansion ever gets the go ahead that`ll be the end of them.
RSPB - A quick look at parts of the reserve delivered the Pink-footed Goose in the Boulderwall fields, plus Long-tailed Duck, Great White Egret and singing Chiffchaffs on ARC.