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13th June

The highlight of the day was yet another Black Kite which was seen by one observer as it flew out to sea over the Seawatch Hide. Two Buzzards were also seen. A short seawatch in the afternoon produced ten Mediterranean Gulls passing west. Two Siskins flew over the area and the pair of Ravens have finally fledged four young. Pied Wagtails appear to have had a good breeding season with several young birds and a couple of adult birds being trapped as they come to drink in the Moat and Crow Trap.

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii   adult   Dungeness   13th June 2022
One of several individuals ringed today.

A listen for bats after dark with an Echometer at the Observatory produced numerous passes of Soprano and Common Pipistrelles.