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2016 Report

Our 2016 Report is now available from the Observatory for £8.00 plus P&P if needed. Please contact the Warden: dungenessobs@vfast.co.uk

15th Sept

With no obvious change in the weather conditions it was a surprise that there were actually a few migrants around this morning. Numbers were provided by 40 Chiffchaffs and 16 Blackcaps along with a Garden Warbler, a Whinchat and two Spotted Flycatchers. There was also a trickle of birds overhead including singles of Golden Plover and Snipe, 11 Grey Wagtails, 38 Yellow Wagtails, two Tree Pipits, four Tree Sparrows and 20 Reed Buntings. The sea received limited coverage today but was very quiet with just a Mediterranean Gull and a Black Tern of note.

About 12 Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping continues to produce low numbers of individuals but they did include two Gems and a Convolvulus Hawkmoth.
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli   Dungeness   15th September 2016