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8th May

With a brief drop in the wind this morning there were signs of a very small arrival of migrants with a Garden Warbler in the moat, a handful of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, a Whinchat in the Desert and a Tree Pipit trapped (see below) in the moat.
The sea was very quiet with a 2.75hr watch this morning producing just 37 Whimbrel, 60 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Little Tern and three Mediterranean Gulls of note whilst the Iceland Gull remained at the Patch. It was even quieter in the afternoon when a 45 minute watch produced just one Gannet.

Four Porpoise were seen. 



Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis   Dungeness   8th May 2017
An unusual capture for us with the last one we ringed way back in 2006.