|Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Dungeness 20th October 2019|
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The highlight of the morning was the catching of a Yellow-browed Warbler in the moat while other grounded migrants included 20 Chiffchaffs , two Firecrests, 15 Goldcrests, a Ring Ouzel, 15 Blackbirds and a Bullfinch. There were a good number of birds passing overhead as well with 430 Stock Doves, a Wood Lark, 3000 Starlings, three Grey Wagtails, five Rock Pipits, three Bramblings, 11 Redpolls, 28 Siskin and 50 Reed Buntings of note.
The Sabine's Gull was feeding at the Patch and the regular colour-ringed Caspian Gull was roosting on the Point again. Around 30 Mediterranean Gulls and eight Arctic Skuas were loitering offshore.