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22nd Aug

A nice little arrival of migrants in cloudy conditions this morning with 60 Willow Warblers providing the numbers and a few scarcer migrants including a Greenshank, a Hobby, 10 Lesser Whitethroats, two Garden Warblers, nine Spotted Flycatchers, a Nightingale, two Redstarts, three Whinchats and 11 Wheatears.
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra   Dungeness  22nd August 2018
The westerly movement of terns at sea continues with 1284 Sandwich Terns, 1290 Common Terns, five Arctic Terns, three Little Terns and eight Black Terns and with around 15 Arctic Skuas harassing them. A first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was also seen at the fishing boats..

A Clouded Yellow butterfly was seen but the moth trap was very poor.

Elsewhere, the first-winter American Black Tern remained on Burrowes Pit, RSPB Reserve all day although views for much of the time were fairly distant.






American Black Tern Chlidonias niger  ssp surinamensis  Dungeness RSPB   22nd August 2018