After yesterday's washout, today dawned cold, bright and breezy. We walked from Reculver to Coldharbour and back and recorded 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Goldfinches, 8 Mallard, 24 Linnets W, 9 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 8 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plovers, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Skylarks, 6 Reed Buntings, 1 Lapwing, 1 male Wheatear, 1 Marsh Harrier, 25 Carrion Crows,, 7 Meadow Pipits and a tight flock of 38 Black-headed Gulls flying E.
Derek Smith was out between 1300 and 1530 and walked from Shuart to Brooksend and back by way of Minnis Bay and Plumpudding. He counted 2 Little Egrets, 4 Grey Herons, 8+ Common Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Raven E, 6 Mediterranean Gulls E, 12 Tufted Duck, 7 Cetti's Warblers, 8 singing Chiffchaffs and 1 Corn Bunting. He also saw Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies as well as Dark-edged and Dotted Bee-flies.