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26th August

A very hot day with just a scatter of migrants about including 35 Willow Warblers, two Garden Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher, four Pied Flycatchers, 17 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit of note. The highlight was a Honey Buzzard which flew down and around the Point before heading north again in late-morning.

The sea was very quiet for most of the day but a roosting movement in the evening produced 70 Mediterranean Gulls, a juvenile Little Gull, 950 Sandwich Terns and 150 Common Terns heading into the bay. Four Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas were following them around and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was feeding on the beach.

At least 20 Porpoises, two Grey Seals and a Common Seal were also feeding offshore.

A small catch of moths overnight but they did include this Hoary Footman which is a new species for the Observatory traps.
Hoary Footman Eilema caniola   Dungeness   26th August 2019