Lade - 5/11 - Two late Swallows over north lake didn`t stay for long before pushing southwards while the immature drake Goldeneye was still present. Around the willow swamp three Little Egrets and a couple of Chiffchaffs noted. News came through of a Dusky Warbler trapped at the Obs and released into the moat where it was still present at midday. Surprisingly it showed quite well, albeit briefly, and called a couple of time as it snapped up invertebrates in a sun trap. A Hume`s Warbler was also found in the Trapping Area.
Lade - mild, cloudy, se 3 - A circuit of the local patch this morning produced very little new apart from a Firecrest and several Goldcrests by the ponds. With a brisk easterly springing up this afternoon a check of the bay at high tide revealed a party of five Brent Geese and a lone Sandwich Tern.