Lade - mild, wet and windy - Another day of poor birding weather, although it remained mild. Spent a couple of hours searching for yesterdays Hume`s Leaf Warbler with CP around the ponds and willow swamp without success, while Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tits, Cetti`s Warbler, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker and Peregrine all noted in the area. The Red-necked Grebe was still present on north lake but took some finding as it retired into reedbeds on the far side of the water. A Great White Egret was noted and 30 Curlews flew overhead. On the walk back home five White-fronted Geese flew over calling heading towards the bird reserve.