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16th Sep

Without doubt the most spectacular sight of the day was a flock of 50 White Storks, even if they are released birds, which came into Dungeness airspace from Brenzett and then flew out to sea. There were a couple of satellite-tagged birds in their midst and these have already been tracked to an area south-west of Paris.

White Stork Ciconia ciconias    Dungeness  16th September 2022

More typical fare featured a Swift, 500 Swallows, 750 House Martins, another 100 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps, 12 Yellow Wagtails and eight Grey WagtailsA check of the sea in the late afternoon produced a first-year Caspian Gull and seven Arctic Skuas.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore 

A Palpita vitrealis moth was the highlight from the moth traps.