A weird week with 25c on Wednesday and blue sky and sun and howling freezing northerlies and rain on Sunday but we did get no less than three juvenile Gannets onto the Rainham Marshes year list! Today has gone back to mild and calm. You could probably skim a stone across the Thames today!

Small Coppers are stil on the wing with several mated pairs to be found.

Small Coppers (Brenda Clayton)

Skylarks and Meadow Pipits on the move along with 60 House Martins. A single male Ruff was in the bay this morning but there was no sign of yesterdays four Grey plovers.