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19th Sep

With very windy conditions it was tough going on the land with just a Spotted Flycatcher in the moat and a steady flow of Swallows and House Martins through the morning. A Kestrel caught in the Crow Trap was an uncommon bird for us to ring here.

Kestrel Falco tinnunculus   Dungeness   19th September 2018
The main interest was at sea but even here it was fairly tough going but five hours of watching eventually produced four Balearic Shearwaters, a Little Gull, 881 Sandwich Terns, two Black Terns, a Great Skua and 20 Arctic Skuas.

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

A small catch of moths included another Delicate.

In the evening a male Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found clinging to the kitchen window. 
Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale   male   Dungeness   19th September 2018