Lade - 1100hrs - cool, cloudy, drizzle, sw 5 - A circuit of the local patch delivered our first Green Sandpiper of the season on north lake along with a Common Sandpiper on south lake. A few Swifts and House Martins hawked insects over the willow swamp and a Hobby cruised through scattering them skywards. On the sands hundreds of Black-headed Gulls made up the bulk numbers of gulls along with 10 Sandwich Terns, the usual Curlews, Oystercatchers and Ringed Plovers, plus a lone Whimbrel. A Grey Seal was catching flatfish in the surf as the tide ebbed.
ARC - Nothing much of note from Screen hide apart from Little Ringed and Ringed Plovers, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper, plus all the usual eclipse wildfowl and more Swifts and hirundines.
Dungeness - An hour from the fishing boats this afternoon delivered a trickle of Gannets and Common Terns west and a Guillemot on the sea.
Very quiet everywhere today, but apparently there`s an important tennis match ongoing somewhere...