Seawatching was surprising with a continuing massive westerly movement of Sandwich Terns and over 2100 birds counted in 4.5hrs of watching. There were around 20 Arctic Skuas harassing the terns and three Little Terns were also seen. A first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was also on the beach.
At least ten Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
Two Hummingbird Hawkmoths and a Pearly Underwing were seen during the day.
A Spiked Shieldbug Picromerus bidens was found in front of the Observatory.
|Spiked Shieldbug Picromerus bidens Dungeness 31st August 2017|
|Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Dungeness RSPB Reserve 31st August 2017|