Lade - warm, dry and sunny - Another stunning morning for a circuit of the local patch where the highlight was a flock of 51 Pink-footed Geese that came in off the bay calling, overflew the lakes and headed inland. There have been a few Pink-feet in east Kent recently so this wasn't too much of a surprise. A Dartford Warbler showed well in the usual spot and there was no change to the wildfowl on both lakes. The walk back along the beach was largely uneventful apart from a small flock of eight Ringed Plovers.
A late afternoon walk up Mockmill delivered several Stonechats (seen) and Cetti`s Warblers (heard) while a Snipe flushed from cover. A distant Barn Owl quartered the fields towards the airport and as dusk approached five Marsh Harriers headed towards the bird reserve to roost along with a steady stream of Jackdaws.