Lade - cloudy, mild, sw 3 - A humid night with violent thunderstorms dropping over an inch of much needed rain in just a couple of hours on a parched shingle landscape; OL recorded 31mm down at Littlestone last night. Over the lakes plenty of Swifts and Sand Martins were forced down to feed and a Hobby nipped through.
Burrowes - As the morning progressed the wind and sun went to work and by midday you wouldn't have known there had been a deluge in the early hours. As we sat down in Firth hide a cracking adult Roseate Tern dropped in amongst the Commons, all shiny white with long orange/red legs and a black bill. Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover also noted around the pit.