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12th Sep

There was very little change today with just Meadow Pipits and Linnets increasing into the hundreds but very else in the way of migrants. The Wryneck continues to show very well.
Also very quiet offshore with just five Arctic Skuas of note.
Wryneck Jynx torquilla   Dungeness   12th September 2018
Two Delicates were trapped overnight but the most surprising record was that of a Hummingbird Hawk-moth caterpillar also inside the moth trap.
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossom stellatarum   Dungeness   12th September 2018
The four Cattle Egrets and up to 12 Great White Egrets were still present on the RSPB Reserve.