Lade - 0630hrs - cold, sunny, light airs - With clear skies and an overnight frost it was no surprise that the local patch was almost devoid of spring migrants apart from a singing Chiffchaff and a small increase in Linnet numbers. Two Med Gulls flew over south lake and that was about it.
Dengemarsh - 1200hrs - After working up a sweat at the allotment I elected for a stakeout and scan from Springfield Bridge for an hour in warm sunshine. A Bittern `boomed` several times and flew across the reedbed where a Great White Egret was sitting atop a willow bush over by badgers. A flock of 20 Golden Plovers swirled over the fields, Marsh Harriers soared up into the cloud base along with a couple of Buzzards, while Raven, Peregrine and Kestrel all showed briefly.
Dungeness - 1445-1600hrs - A seawatch from the boats/concrete road delivered a steady eastward passage of Sandwich Terns, although some appeared to be feeding offshore, plus 10 Gannets, five mergansers, four scoters, six Red-throated Divers, 18 Curlews and four Common Terns.
There was no sign of the pod of four white-beaked dolphin seen this morning (DBO), only several harbour porpoises close to shore.