30th March

The remarkable Firecrest bonanza continues with a staggering 120 birds being seen today. The first three Willow Warblers of the spring were also seen at the Long Pits along with another 80 Chiffchaffs and two Blackcaps. A new 'Continental' Coal Tit was seen near the Britannia Pub, a Woodcock was flushed from the bushes and five Black Redstarts and four Wheatears were also seen around the Point. Four Swallows and two Siskins flew through.

The sea was very quiet with just a Great Skua and two Mediterranean Gulls of any note.  

A Brimstone was seen in the moat - a surprisingly scarce butterfly in the Observatory recording area. 
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni   Dungeness   30th March 2016