Dungeness - warm and windy - Called in at Hanson hide this morning where a decent selection of waders was on show. Returning birds included 50 Lapwings, two Dunlins, a Common Sandpiper and a smart blackish Ruff, plus breeding Redshank, an Oystercatcher with young and six Little Ringed Plovers. Also noted, two Marsh Harriers, a Yellow Wagtail, singing Sedge, Reed and Cetti`s Warblers.
Whilst at Lade pits a pair of Eurofighter Typhoons came across the Marsh very, very fast! Over the airfield they flew and out along the coast; according to Pat who was home at the time, rattling the cottage windows as they went!
On the way back from the allotment this evening we called in at the Screen hide where a Peregrine temporarily flushed the Lapwing flock and a Barn Owl was hunting the fields by Tower Pits. Six Blackwits dropped in, as did the black Ruff, while hundreds of Sand Martins skimmed the lake.