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17th Nov


The two Dartford Warblers were still showing around the Point and a Bullfinch was in the trapping area but there was very little else to be seen today. Birds passing overhead included four Skylarks, ten Fieldfares, a Rock Pipit, seven Bramblings, eight Redpolls and three Siskins.
The sea was very quiet except for good numbers of feeding Gannets.




Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata   Dungeness   17th November 2017
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus   Dungeness   17th November 2017
This was also hunting around the Point but seemed more interested in Starlings than Dartford Warblers.

There were only five moths in the trap but did they did include the pyralid Palpita vitrealis and a Common Darter dragonfly was still on the wing.

A Brown Hare was also seen.

Elsewhere, the Cattle Egret and 18 Great White Egrets came in to roost at the ARC Pit this evening.