Team Chough convened for the first time in too long for a day's birding around Calais. When I did this trip with the Dungeness guys in spring 2016, I had one of my most enjoyable birding days ever, with getting on for 130 species seen during the day and including a number of corkers. This time, the weather was against us (the theme this spring?) but we did manage a singing Marsh Warbler, a Bluethroat, a drake Garganey, four Black Terns together and a handful of Turtle Doves to make the day worthwhile. As well, of course, as the lively company...!