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Migration Time.

2nd Mar

A bit of movement included 270 Brent Geese, 47 Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver and 20 Sandwich Terns. There was also a bit of interest on the land with a Jack Snipe of note along with three Red-legged Partridges, a Marsh Harrier, a Woodcock, a Merlin, four Chiffchaffs (at the Long Pits), two Firecrests and two Siskins.

Three Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

Also of interest, a Convolvulus Hawkmoth caterpillar found in a garden on the estate last October promptly pupated when put in a pot of compost. It has been kept in the common room since then and today it emerged as a superb moth.

Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrion convolvuli   ex larva   Dungeness   2nd March 2019