another roseate tern past seaford this morning. 2 black-necked grebes at the res (y'day green sand + common sand). despite the east wind and thunderstorms there wasn't much happening on the wader front. 6 dunlin, 2 ringed plover, 2 whimbrel, 3 common sands and 2 med gulls down the cuckmere. 2 ringed plovers, 1 greenshank and 2 shoveler at rodmell. back home i had house sparrows in the garden for the first time since moving here a year ago.