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14th Mar

A fine morning saw a small arrival of birds on the land with the highlights being 11 Black Redstarts along with a Merlin, nine Chiffchaffs, three Firecrests, 62 Redwings, two Bramblings and two Siskins of note. It was very quiet offshore with just an Eider and 15 Mediterranean Gulls passing through and a brief reappearance of the Iceland Gull.

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochrurus   Dungeness   14th March 2022
One of two fine males ringed today.
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

One of the more unusual finds today was that of a full grown Mediterranean Stick-insect sunning itself on the wall of the Bird Observatory.
Mediterranean Stick-insect   Bacillus rossius   Dungeness   14th March 2022