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12th Sep

A nice morning but not a great deal in the way of new migrants in the bushes and a bit passing overhead. The Wryneck was still present and was giving superb views at times.
The sea was very quiet in the morning but passage picked up in the afternoon as the wind increased. 
Grounded migrants included 20 Chiffchaffs, a Redstart and seven Wheatears and birds passing overhead included five Grey Wagtails, two Tree Pipits, 250 Meadow Pipits and 34 Tree Sparrows. A Kingfisher was seen at the Long Pits.
The afternoon offshore movement produced 28 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua and 1420 Sandwich Terns whilst two Yellow-legged Gulls were on the beach at the boats and a juvenile Arctic Tern was feeding at the Patch.








Wryneck Jynx torquilla   Dungeness   12th September 2017
Six Porpoises and two Grey Seals were offshore.

A Holly Blue and five Clouded Yellows were seen and included one of the pale form helice. Only 15 "macro" moths were trapped overnight but they did include a Delicate.