Lade - Saturday - warm, dry and sunny, E2 - A wander around the local patch this morning delivered very few overhead migrants with two Jays, a Grey Wagtail and a Reed Bunting the highlights amongst several each of Pied Wagtail, Skylark and Goldfinch. The only grounded passerines were 10 Chiffchaffs, 20 Meadow Pipits, 50 Linnets and a late Reed Warbler by the ponds.
Sunday - foggy - The sun didn`t break through the thick blanket of fog until mid-morning, by which time I busy with other things... A few Chiffchaffs in the garden and flyover Greylag Geese was about it.
This will be my last post for a while as after 15 years and 9 months at Plovers, Pat and I are moving to the nearby bustling metropolis of New Romney. Lade has been my local patch throughout that period and has delivered some memorable birding, but if I`m honest it`s just not the same without my Barney bouncing around beside me. So, time to move on, but I will be checking it out now and again, just not on a near daily basis. We are taking many great memories with us from all our loyal guests and friends who`ve stayed at Plovers down the years (I really must write down some of the anecdotes!), and the Bird Tours will continue, just in a different format.
Sunset over south lake, Lade