Lade - warm, cloudy, SW 3 - 0800hrs - Twenty species of macros in the garden MV this morning included Silver-ground Carpet, new for the year and only my third record. All quiet over the local patch, although news of a Bee-eater flying around the point had me carefully scanning the skies back towards Dungeness. Fast developing thunderclouds from the west promised a dousing, but eventually petered out to a short splash of rain followed by clearing clouds and bright sunshine.
Dungeness - 1000hrs - A visit to the bird reserve was mainly to carry out a mini-beast survey for our grandson`s homework. In amongst the creepy crawlies were plenty of damsels and a few dragonflies, Smooth Newts and a Grass Snake.
The highlight on Burrowes was a fine Curlew Sandpiper in russet breeding plumage. A Great White Egret flew over by Boulderwall and a Hobby over ARC.