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3rd Aug

Thunderstorms overnight failed to produce very much in the way of grounded migrants with just a handful of Willow Warblers in the bushes although an Osprey which flew out to sea this morning was noteworthy. In the late afternoon a flock of 300 Sand Martins were gathered and feeding at the Point. The sea was relatively calm this morning but four Balearic Shearwaters and two Arctic Skuas were still seen.

The Audiomoth was deployed last night but was fairly unproductive with just three flocks of Dunlin recorded.

Three Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding off the fishing boats and a Thresher Shark breached a couple of times off the Point. A Common Pipistrelle bat was flying around the Observatory this evening.

The highlight from the moth traps was another example of Loxostege sticticalis.

Loxostege sticticalis   Dungeness   3rd August 2021