Lade - cool, hazy, e 2 - 0800hrs - An odd morning with a chill breeze off the sea and high levels of air pollution off the continent, combined with Saharan dust, creating a hazy atmosphere. Birdwise it was dead with just a single Chiffchaff and flyover Grey Plover of any note. Another look in the afternoon proved fruitless and if anything the murk had worsened.
Dungeness - 1030hrs - A brief look at the sea in poor visibility yielded a flock of 50 Brents and five Common Terns moving up-Channel. We flogged around the Desert in the vain hope of relocating yesterdays Hoopoe, but there was hardly a common passerine to be found, let alone a flashy southern overshoot.
In summary, a duff day all round.