Lade - muggy, overcast, sw 4 - A blustery morning and still no rain, as yet. Two Egyptian Geese flying over south lake was a site first; not very exciting as they now breed locally on the bird reserve and at Brett`s and Scotney pits. The Green Sandpiper was still present and plenty of Common Terns continue to fish the lakes for fry.
Called in at ARC where an adult Curlew Sandpiper was the highlight along with four Dunlins, 100 Lapwings, a Blackwit and eight Little Ringed Plovers, including three recently hatched chicks. On Burrowes two Common Sandpipers were in front of the visitor centre and a Ruff had been seen earlier from Firth. Pulses of Sand Martins streamed through and two well grown Common Tern chicks were being fed on one of the islands. Several Marsh Harriers noted around the site.