Apart from the cloud formations of an approaching storm highlights at day break included a Dotterel, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 25 Avocet, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, Wheatear and 10 Yellow Wagtail on Harbour Farm. The over wintering Merlin is still present and gave good views perched at Ternery Pool. But the rarest bird of the day (for the reserve) was a Jay near Watch Cottage! Later there was an adult Little Gull on Harbour Farm on the pools near the barns.
During the last night the first Nightingale was singing close to Rye Harbour village.