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11th Sep

Calm conditions resulted in another decent arrival of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps in the bushes and a large overhead movement of Siskins with at least 230 birds counted. Swallows and House Martins also flew through in small numbers.

Still very quiet offshore with just a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull and an Arctic Skua seen.

At least 39 Porpoises were seen offshore this morning in flat calm conditions.

A female Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found in the Observatory Garden.
Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale   female   Dungeness   11th September 2020