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5th Sep

There were some very large numbers of birds offshore this morning with around 2000 Sandwich Terns of particular note along with 13 Arctic Skuas, four Great Skuas, 22 Mediterranean Gulls, three Little Terns and 67 Black Terns and also a first-winter Caspian Gull on the beach.
Fairly quiet on the land but two Pied Flycatchers, four Whinchats and a Grey Wagtail were of note. 

Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis   Dungeness   5th September 2018
An odd-plumaged individual.
Two Grey Seals and at least 12 Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Although the moth trap was not exactly full of moths this morning they did include our second Golden Twin-spot of the year.
Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixis chalcites   Dungeness   5th September 2018
Four Cattle Egrets were seen on the RSPB Reserve again.