Lade - Mild, low cloud, rain - A grim day of rain, heavy rain, more rain, drizzle. mizzle and any other adjective to describe the wet stuff, but it was mild... The only bright note on the local patch was a stunning Firecrest in the willow swamp.
Hamstreet - On the way back from Ashford we noted a Great White Egret on the canal by the garden centre, a common enough bird on the Dungeness RSPB reserve, but still rare elsewhere. The back road across the Marsh via Ivychurch yielded good numbers of Fieldfares and a Buzzard.
Also today a Glaucous Gull was reported on the beach at Dungeness (DBO) and Smew numbers moved into double figures on the bird reserve.