Lade - cool, sunny, N 4 - A nippy morning with a brisk wind out of the north keeping the temperature down. Swifts have been in short supply this spring so it was good to see a small flock feeding on emerging insects over south lake along with a few Swallows. Out on the herb-rich storm ridges scores of Starlings and House Sparrows were plundering invertebrates from the turf and flying back to housing nest sites along the coastal strip.
Dungeness - An afternoon visit in blustery conditions was notable for the large number of Common Terns on the islands, but unfortunately a Herring Gull has already settled on the shiny new `tern` raft. Most of yesterdays waders had moved on although a flock of nine Whimbrel dropped in alongside the terns and two Curlews. Other waders present included several each of Dunlin and Ringed Plover.