Lade - 1000hrs - warm, dry and sunny w 2 - With the overnight wind dropping away and the clouds clearing it turned into a stunning winters day with warm sunshine enticing a number of flying insects out, including a Peacock butterfly in the garden. Over the pits the female Red-crested Pochard was amongst the throng on south lake and a couple of Marsh Harriers drifted over the back.
Dungeness - We had a family wander round the point in shirt sleeve weather. On the beach the anglers were landing plenty of whiting, dabs and a few codling, while offshore a trickle of Kitts, divers, auks and Gannets were present. On the land a Black Redstart by Westbeach was the highlight, plus two Stonechats by the Britannia and a Raven `cronked` along the beach.
Lade - Walked the foreshore searching for a reported dead, "big seabird" that turned out to be a Cormorant. All the usual waders were on the sands.