Wasn't the best of weather today after all that sunshine we've had lately but the only full day we could get out this week. Firstly Russ and I checked out the Paddock for wheatears and sure enough there was one there at last, hope it's the first of many. Always a stunning bird and we got a few OK? shots. While we were watching the wheatear there was a Yellowhammer right above our heads. We then moved on to rspb Rainham and did a circuit of the reserve. It was a bit quiet but we did see, 2 Little- ringed Plovers, a few Snipe, some Chiffchaffs and plenty of wildfowl. The weather took a turn for the worst so we headed off and ended up at Belhus where we got soaked but managed to spot some Snipe , Redshanks and 4 Sand Martins and that was it until a better day.