Lade - 0600hrs - warm, dry, sunny, ne 2 - Slightly disappointing catch from last night, particularly as the wind slackened off in the early hours, with only Sharp-angled Peacock new for the year. Been running my home-made Skinner trap of late, which is a bit rough and ready, but this morning I picked up the modified Beckinson Mk2 from the KRC, so have great hopes for tonight...
Also on view was a Tissue - no, no, not a Kleenex, a scarce moth, the first in the recording area for 50 years apparently.
On the pits a pair of Shelducks were new on south lake, while Common Sandpipers were up to three.
ARC - Very little to see from Hanson hide apart from eclipse wildfowl, including two Wigeon, plus Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier and a family of Green Woodpeckers around the car park.