I made a quick call to Romney Marsh this evening, to to do nothing more than watch the Bewick Swans depart to Dungeness to roost. The birds gave little warning before take-off, some had a wing flap, a neck stretch, and there was a little more honking. But look away to admire a Marsh harrier hunting as I did, and they're already up and away. I counted 50 birds tonight. Also of note a Kingfisher in the dyke adjacent to the field and plenty of Little Owl activity across the Marsh (even more back here in Shadoxhurst tonight).