An excellent total of 500 Sandwich Terns along with six Arctic Skuas, three Great Skuas, two first-winter Mediterranean Gulls and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull were among the throng of birds feeding offshore in the morning.
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
A Red-eared Terrapin was seen in the Southern Long Pit.
The highlights of the nights mothtrapping were a Rest Harrow, a Scarce Bordered Straw and the pyralid Palpita vitrealis. Four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were also seen during the day and a Brimstone butterfly was also noteworthy.
|Palpita vitrealis Dungeness 28th August 2017|
Autumn Lady's Tresses are still in flower in the area.
|Autumn Lady's Tresses Spiranthes spiralis Dungeness 28th August 2017|