20 August, 2012 15:10

20th August
Saw two young stonechat on the drive in this morning, just across from the orange gate: on the bushes. Saw them again on the way out, this time Mum, Dad and two young, all perched on the fence near the same gate, along with a wheatear. Otherwise pretty quiet on the reserve this morning. As the tide was rising, picked out about 8 grey plover on the edge of the sea, all in fine summer plumage, the first I have seen this season.