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Migration Time.

23rd Aug

There was very little in the way of grounded migrants other than nine Wheatears but a few waders passed overhead including Green Sandpiper and Snipe and what was easily the bird of the day in the form of a juvenile Dotterel which rested briefly in the Desert. Other birds flying over included nine Tree Pipits and 110 Yellow Wagtails.
A couple of seawatches during the day produced just two Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas and a trickle of Sandwich and Common Terns of interest.







Dotterel Charadrius morinellus   juvenile   Dungeness   23rd August 2017
Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

Overall numbers in the moth traps were quite poor but they did include a Clay Triple-lines, two Engraileds, a Scarce Bordered Straw and a Red Underwing. At least ten Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day.