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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

20th Sept

The Rose-coloured Starling was still present and spent most of the day between the Observatory and the Old Lighthouse. It was otherwise a fairly quiet day with just a few Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, two Whinchats and a Redstart in the bushes although a Cetti's Warbler was an unexpected catch. A trickle of birds overhead included 200 House Martins, a Grey Wagtail, a Tree Pipit and 35 Reed Buntings.

The sea was very quiet. 

Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti   Dungeness  20th September 2016



Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus    Dungeness   20th Septemner 2016 
At least eight Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping produced two Vestals, a Dusky Thorn and the pyralid Palpita vitrealis and another example of the scarce Western Conifer Seed-bug.
Western Conifer Seed-bug Leptoglossos occidentalis  Dungeness   20th September 2016