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
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.