SW 2-3 bright sunny but cool becoming cloudy 0700-1230
Took an early morning traipse down to the lake this morning hoping for a Rouzel or the like but no joy, only birds of note were Shelduck 6, Tufties 12, Gadwall pr, Dabchick 3 a screaming Water Rail and several singing Chiffchaffs. From 0900-1100 a watch from the High Point produced 2 female/2nd c/y Marsh Harrier moving west, single Common Buzzard and 40 Golden Plover. Best of all, a meet up at the Roman Camp pub with Rob and Nigel to discuss an up and coming birding trip resulted in a fine Red Kite from the beer garden, with pint in hand-heaven!!!