The morning saw another arrival of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, 40 and 60 respectively, along with two Garden Warblers, singles Spotted and Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart and two Whinchats. Birds passing overhead during the morning included a Common Sandpiper, a Hobby, 2500 Swallows, 18 Yellow Wagtails and two Grey Wagtails. However, in the afternoon a flock of around 5000 Swallows descended on the Point and whilst we were watching this spectacular sight an Osprey and a Dotterel also flew over.
|Swallows Hirundo rustica Dungeness 12th September 2022
The moth traps were fairly quiet but yet another Convolvulus Hawkmoth was found roosting in the Heligoland Trap.