Saturday, 24 August 2013

Wet, wet, wet

Lade - 0600hrs - mild, wet, light airs - At long last a decent dollop of rain, the first for many weeks. A few Willow Warblers were in and around the back garden but most birds were keeping a low profile out of the rain. Couldn't find anything new over the pits apart from 50 Sand Martins over south lake.
Dungeness - Checked out The Patch where 100 Common Terns coming and going amongst a couple of hundred gulls and at least one juv Yellow-legged Gull. Couldn`t find a single migrant on the land although several Willow Warblers, Garden Warbler and Spotted flycatcher broke cover in a private garden on the estate (DB).
ARC - The only waders on show from Hanson hide were 2 each of Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and Ringed Plover, 20 Lapwing and a Blackwit. The Black-necked Grebe was still present and a few Sand Martins flew through. A few Chiffchaff, Willow, Reed, Sedge and Cetti`s Warbler around the hide.
The afternoon was a right off due to torrential rain.

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