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The strange spring continues with a very quiet sea and hardly any migrants on the land to speak of but another fine surprise in the form of our third Short-toed Treecreeper of the season. It was pretty elusive but I was eventually able to get a few shots and Sam managed to get some nice recordings of the calls which can be heard here https://www.xeno-canto.org/545842 Other bits and pieces included a Buzzard, seven Blackcaps and four Wheatears.
Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla Dungeness 14th April 2020
A Manx Shearwater, seven Mediterranean Gulls and 169 Sandwich Terns was the best on the sea this morning. Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.