SUNDAY 11 JULY
Although temperatures had dropped a little from a high of 32 degrees C, today was still hot and dry at 26 degrees. Out of the blue in the afternoon came news of a LITTLE TERN at Tyttenhanger - the first twitchable individual this year in the county.
The bird, a moulting adult, was commuting back and forth between the spit on the main wader pit to the Fishing Pit and remained for the rest of the afternoon and evening, delighting a constant stream of admirers, including LGRE, Brendan Glynne, Allan Stewart, Luke Massey, Steve Blake, David Booth and Ricky Flesher amongst others. Jan Hein Steenis even managed to get the record shot above.
The pits also held 2 Ringed Plovers, Oystercatchers and Egyptian Geese.
Elsewhere in the county, several COMMON QUAIL remain in the Sandon and Wallington area (Lee Evans)