A very quiet morning in the trapping area was enlivened from 0800hrs by the finding of a superb red Common Rosefinch. It then showed on and off for most of the day either at the south-western corner of the trapping area or in the moat and was frequently singing. This is the 12th Observatory record and the first since 2010. Little else was noted other than a Black Tern at the Patch and a Cuckoo..
Three Grizzled Skippers and a Brown Argus were also seen.
Click here for a bit of shaky video of the Common Rosefinch.
|Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus Dungeness 28th May 2016
|Laughing Gull and admirers Dungeness 26th May 2016 (Keith Gabriel)