It was rather comforting to return to birding at Reculver this morning after several weeks away from the patch. Meeting Marc just before six it was clear that not a great deal had happened in the intervening period and only a few new species for the year had passed through.On our stroll to Cold Harbour and back via the Railway Embankment we recorded the following species. A Kestrel in the drizzle by the Towers followed by 24 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns at sea in small groups. The obligatory Little Owl in the Caravan Park and a few Hirundines overhead. In the Oyster Farm the first of 4 Common Sandpipers, a maximum of 8 Little Egrets and a single Grey Partridge. Along the sea wall c35 Yellow Wagtails and 5 Pied Wagtails. A single Hobby hawking by the Green Wall and 4 Ringed Plovers on the shingle at Cold Harbour. Inland was fairly unproductive apart from 2 Turtle Doves and a Lesser Whitethroat. Finally a flock of19 Lapwing made the notebook. A pleasant return walk to the Towers in the company of the Hindles and although not much made the notes it was good to be back.