The first Sand Martin of the year was seen along with a Swallow, two Firecrests, 11 Chiffchaffs, three Song Thrushes, four Wheatears and a Siskin.
The best of the seawatching were just six Pintails, five Velvet Scoters and 100 Red-throated Divers. The two Iceland Gulls and two Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch again but the most striking bird there was this aberrant first-winter Common Gull.
|Common Gull Larus canus firstiwnter abb Dungeness 29th March 2017
Some ppor quality shots taken at long range in poor light over the Patch but they do show how distinctive this individual was.
A handful of moths trapped overnight included this Red Chestnut. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth also made a brief appearance in the Observatory garden.
|Red Chestnut Ceratis rubricosa Dungeness 29th March 2017