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28th Aug

There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with Willow and Reed Warblers dominating the numbers and ten Wheatears and two Whinchats of note. A Tree Pipit, a Grey Wagtail, a few Yellow Wagtails and 400 Sand Martins passed overhead.
The sea was generally very quiet with three Arctic Skuas and a Black Tern lingering offshore. a Sabine's Gull was also reported on the Kenbirders WhatsApp group this afternoon.
Further late news concerns eight Balearic Shearwaters west this evening.

At least 11 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The highlights of a small catch of moths overnight were a Hummingbird Hawkmoth and our second Rosy Wave of the year. A Clouded Yellow was seen along the front of the power station.
Rosy Wave Scopula emutaria   Dungeness   28th August 2018
Elsewhere, the first-year American Black Tern remains on the RSPB Reserve..