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2016 Report

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10th Aug

Highlights from a total of four and a half hours seawatching today included just over 500 Gannet, 239 Kittiwake, four Arctic Skua and a Honey Buzzard out to sea at 0640am.
On land in these northerly winds a surprise Melodious Warbler was seen briefly in Dave Bunney's garden first thing but not since also a scattering of Willow Warblers, two Redstart and a migrant Reed Warbler.

Eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen.

No real surprises in the moth trap just a few common migrant species including a Hummingbird Hawkmoth also another five seen nectaring during the day. 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus   Dungeness   10th August 2017 (Lee Gregory)



Hummingbird Hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum   Dungeness   10th August 2017 (Lee Gregory)