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2016 Report

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6th Sep

After a fairly slow start migrants seemed to start arriving from mid-morning and notable end of the day totals included two Garden Warblers, ten Lesser Whitethroats, 11 Redstarts, eight Spotted Flycatchers and six Whinchats and more unexpectedly, a Wryneck in the Desert and a flyover Ortolan Bunting this afternoon.
Sandwich and Common Terns remain offshore in large numbers while four Balearic Shearwaters flew west during the day. Three Mediterranean Gulls were also feeding offshore and two Yellow-legged Gulls came to the offerings at the fishing boats.

Ten Porpoises and single Grey and Common Seals were feeding offshore.

A Convolvulus Hawk-moth was the highlight of the nights' moth trapping and a Clouded Yellow was also seen.
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli   Dungeness   5th September 2018
Our third individual of the year.