Thinking I might go to Rye today, a mid morning call from MH telling me had a Cattle Egret in the hay fields changed that plan. I arrived a few minutes later and the Egret immediately flew around for me.
The reserve was as expected generally quiet, highlights from Burrowes were 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank and the unseasonal Goldeneye. Not so good was a pair of Egyptian Geese with 5 very small Goslings.
At the ARC the Little Ringed Plovers were still sitting tight and a Cuckoo there.
Cattle Egret Denge Marsh
Marsh Harrier Denge Marsh
Painted Lady Denge Marsh
Blackneck a first for the Plodland trap yesterday.