A gloriously, still day at TH where a second Ruff has appeared (one above) but few other waders. As the tide rose a number of Redshanks and 150+ Oystercatchers were pushed off the beach. Sixty or so Swallows dropped in to south scrape (literally!!) with many splashing into the water before perching up on the adjacent fence in the company of two Sand Martins but no House.
Later, on the east side a Swallow tape lure was being used which may have attracted these birds down.
Offshore a couple of Common Scoters seen by others and the first few returning Brent Geese.
From KBH a single Marsh Harrier, ubiquitous Buzzards and Kestrels; two Hobby put on a fine but mostly distant performance reducing the number of dragonflies and a couple of Ravens drifted through. Despite the cattle being present no sign of Cattle Egret and just a single Yellow Wagtail.
Stonechats have arrived back with at least seven birds, mostly males.
No insect surprises today but the Ivy Bees are now more widespread (up to KBH) and were numerous and very busy in the hot, south facing Ivy adjacent to the viewpoint.