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24th Aug

More of the same with a handful of a good variety of migrants on the land and a steady westerly passage of terns offshore. The best of the grounded migrants were a Grasshopper Warbler, a Nightingale, two Redstarts, five Whinchats and five Spotted Flycatchers.

Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia   Dungeness   24th August 2018
Seawatching produced a Balearic Shearwater, three lingering Arctic Skuas and over 600 each of Sandwich and Common Terns.

Five Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seal were feeding offshore.

Another Convolvulus Hawk-moth was caught overnight.
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli   Dungeness   24th August 2018

Elsewhere, the first-winter American Black Tern was still on Burrowes Pit on the RSPB Reserve where it was seen up until dusk.