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Seawatching throughout most of the day eventually produced an excellent total of 12 Balearic Shearwaters and two Sooty Shearwaters and a Manx Shearwater of note along with two Little Terns, a Black Tern, five Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas. Very quiet on the land although two Cetti's Warbler were caught and ringed.
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti Dungeness 19th August 2020
Six Porpoises, a Grey Seal and a Common Seal were seen offshore this afternoon..