Lade - 0700hrs - warm, dry and sunny - Light airs to start the day with the wind picking up from the west through the morning. A steady overhead passage of around 50 Yellow Wagtails was the main birding feature throughout the day.
Dungeness - 1000hrs - A guided walk for eight guests around the circular trail on the bird reserve delivered the expected overhead passage of Sand Martins, common scrub and reed warblers (including several Lesser Whitethroats) Whinchat and Wheatear. On Dengemarsh four Great White Egrets, 70 Golden Plovers, two Snipe, four Green Sandpipers, Greenshank, Ruff and Redshank were the highlights. Despite ongoing digger work on Burrowes, 10 Ringed Plovers, two Little Ringed Plovers, five Dunlins and a Turnstone noted in front of Firth, plus Common and Green Sandpipers, and Common Terns feeding young from Dennis`s hide.
A late afternoon visit to ARC yielded a Garganey and Little Ringed Plover from Screen hide amongst the usual wildfowl.