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21st Aug

An early morning arrival of migrants on the land included 40 Willow Warblers, two Pied Flycatchers, 45 Yellow Wagtails and four Tree Pipits.

An afternoon check of gulls along the beach produced two juvenile Caspian Gulls, along with four Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull and six Yellow-legged Gulls and also a single Balearic Shearwater flying west. An Osprey also flew over and out to sea in the afternoon.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   juvenile/first-winter   Dungeness   21st August 2022

Twelve Porpoises and three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Two Pearly Underwings were the highlight from the moth-traps.