Lade - cool, dry and sunny, s 2 - Despite a cool night with clear spells it was surprisingly busy in the garden moth trap this morning with 15 species including Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Bird`s Wing, Silver Y, White Point and Bordered Sallow. The local patch was quiet apart from a few Swifts and House Martins high over the Willow Swamp.
Stopped off at Littlestone late morning to pay homage to the male Serin that continues his lonely lament for a mate atop a clump of fir trees opposite the entrance to the golf club.
An evening visit to the bird reserve in fine weather, firstly from the Screen hide delivered our first Green Sandpiper of the return passage, plus three 1st summer Little Gulls. Also Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Hobby, Marsh harrier and a flyover Bittern. No new passage waders on Burrowes, and a Mediterranean Gull bathing in front of Firth hide.