A cool and damp morning with very little in the way of grounded migrants and just a trickle of bird overhead which included six Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, the first two Rock Pipits of the autumn and a Siskin. The sea was also fairly quiet but nearly five hours of watching eventually produced 145 Brent Geese, 17 Wigeon, 21 Teal, two Sooty Shearwaters, six Grey Plover and 11 Arctic Skuas of note.
At least eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
The moth traps produced a handful of migrants with Palpita vitrealis and The Gem new for the year along with a Vestal, a Delicate and a Peary Underwing of note.
|The Gem Orthonama obstipata Dungeness 20th September 2021
|Palpita vitrealis Dungeness 20th September 2021
A Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found on the kitchen window and four Hawthorn Shield-bug nymphs were seen in the Trapping Area.
|Hawthorn Shieldbug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale nymphs Dungeness 20th September 2021
Elsewhere, a first-year White-winged Tern was found on Burrowes Pit in the afternoon and nine Cattle Egrets were feeding amongst the cattle in the fields at Boulderwall. The Glossy Ibis was also seen in the same area.
|White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus first-year Burrowes, RSPB 20th September 2021
Fairly distant views and in failing light.