I arrived in drizzle which soon petered out, having donned wet weather gear and met up with 2 chaps who had already checked for the wheatear with no success. I joined them and it was apparent that the rarity was not where it had been yesterday. We wandered half way to Cold Harbour, getting plenty of meadow pipits and reed buntings, as well as brent geese, turnstones, redshank, mallards, a ringed plover etc.
|Damp, but brightening up|
|getting better, looking towards Margate|
|drake mallards in fine colour|
|Brent geese coming in to land|
I parked with just enough time to check over the wall: teal, wigeon, 800+ golden plovers but no owls during the short time I was there. A quick check down by the old gun club also failed to give a view of SEO.
|lapwings, curlews etc|
|Elmley Marsh kestrel|