Walking to and from the The Patch this morning I felt seriously under dressed even though I was wearing a T shirt, a sweat shirt and a fleece, as the NE wind blasted along the path to the hide.
While there an adult and 1st summer Mediterranean Gulls were the highlights, with up to 10 Sandwich Terns moving into Rye Bay and 12 Gannets moving east, also 3+ Harbour Porpoises off shore.
100s of Swifts, Swallows and House Martins were feeding over the lakes on the peninsular with at least 15 Hobby's. At the ARC c100 each of Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard and Coot, presumably non or failed breeders, also at least 2 Cuckoo's there.
Azure Tit, Kazakstan 2007
With the wind spoiling the day I spent a few hours transferring old photographs onto my new laptop.