Lade - 0900hrs - cold, grey, n2 - Another grim old morning with a fine drizzle coming and going. The Red Crested Pochard had reappeared on south lake and there was a noticeable increase in Wigeon numbers to around 150. Watched an immature female Marsh Harrier trying out her Coot hunting skills, attempting to separate out a victim from a large flock, but without success.
A passerine flock moving through the willow swamp included 20 Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrest and Chiffchaff.
Brenzett - 1700hrs - Coming back from Ashford this afternoon a Barn Owl flew over the road just past Blue House Farm.