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16th Aug

There was a reasonable movement of waders overnight and during the morning with minimum totals of four Golden Plover, two Grey Plovers, 35 Ringed Plovers, four Turnstones, a Knot, eight Dunlin, a Snipe, three Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper and a large flock of Redshanks. Grounded migrants included 40 Willow Warblers, six Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart, two Whinchats and 20 Wheatears. A total of 36 Yellow Wagtails also passed overhead.

At least one Porpoise was feeding offshore.

The moth traps produced another three Beautiful Marbled and also another Golden Twin-spot, a Cypress Pug and two Tree-lichen Beauty's of note.
Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina   Dungeness   16th August 2020
Painted Ladies have been very scarce this year so a count of four was of note.