25th Oct

A breezy start to the day with light drizzle from mid morning until noon then developing into a nice sometimes sunny afternoon.
Some good visible migration and a few birds in the bushes, with the following counts; four Marsh Harrier, Merlin, 49 Carrion Crow, three Firecrest, 56 Swallow, six Chiffchaff, Dartford Warbler, 2750 Starling, Ring Ouzel, 17 Blackbird, 16 Song Thrush, four Redwing, four Black Redstart, 122 Meadow Pipit, Brambling, 227 Chaffinch, five Greenfinch, 129 Linnet, 18 Lesser Redpoll, 1913 Goldfinch and Lapland Bunting over.
The sea was quiet today with Red-necked Grebe, two Great and three Arctic Skua the only highlights. The regular 1st winter Caspian Gull was still by the puddles.
A Silver 'Y' was the only migrant moth out of just ten macro Moths in the trap. A Hare was seen in the Desert and last night a Badger visited the Obs garden. 
Badger Meles meles   Dungeness   25th October 2017 (Lee Gregory)