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3rd Sep

Not a great deal to be seen on the land but 15 Chiffchaffs and two Grey Wagtails were of interest. 
Eight hours of seawatching produced a Little Gull, a Mediterranean Gull, 1046 Sandwich Terns, four Little Terns, 17 Black Terns and four Arctic Skuas.

Black Tern Chlidonias niger   Dungeness   3rd September 2019
At least eight Porpoises, two Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.

A fairly quiet night for moths as well but there was one very nice surprise in the traps with our first record of Portland Ribbon Wave.
Portland Ribbon Wave Idaea degeneraria   Dungeness   2nd September 2019