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2nd Sep

The highlight of the day was a Dotterel which flew over the northern end of the Long Pits this morning though sadly it was seen by only one observer. Other migrants of note included a Kingfisher, 300 Sand Martins, 350 Swallows, 25 Willow Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher, five Whinchats, 25 Yellow Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails and a Tree Pipit. Four Mediterranean Gulls and four Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding offshore in the afternoon.

Sand Martins Riparia riparia   Dungeness   2nd September 2022
A small flock gathered at the Point this evening 

Three Porpoises were seen offshore.

The moth traps were productive with another Convolvulus Hawkmoth, three Vestals, two Bordered Straws and the pyrale Palpita vitrealis.