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4th Sep

A quieter day in the bushes but plenty of birds moving overhead and also offshore. The most significant birds from the sea were an excellent total of 25 Balearic Shearwaters along with six Mediterranean Gulls, two Black Terns and five Arctic Skuas. Birds passing overhead included an Osprey, a Greenshank, two Hobbies, 175 Sand Martins, 2100 Swallows, 200 House Martins, two Tree Sparrows and 15 Grey Wagtails. Grounded migrants included 25 Willow Warblers, ten Reed Warblers and a Redstart.

Eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore. A Badger was seen in the Observatory Garden.

A Bloxworth's Snout was the highlight from the moth traps.

Bloxworth's Snout Hypena obsitalis   Dungeness   4th September 2022

Waders continue to provide plenty of interest on the RSPB Reserve where the highlight was a short-staying Temminck's Stint from the Hanson Hide.