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17th Aug

Another pleasant arrival of migrants this morning with 35 Willow Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, two Garden Warblers, a Redstart and 50 Yellow Wagtails of note. Yesterdays White Stork made it firmly into the log here with a flight down to and around the Point before returning back to its telephone mast roost site at Lade. Three Common Sandpipers and a Redshank also flew over and seven Mediterranean Gulls were seen offshore. The afternoon saw the arrival of a massive thunderstorm from the east bringing with it 22mm of rain in a couple of hours - the first significant rain in weeks.

Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus   first-year male   Dungeness   17th August 2022

Nine Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land..