There was a small arrival of Chiffchaffs and Reed Buntings on the land along with two Firecrests and a Wheatear. A trickle of migrants also passed overhead including three Buzzards, two Tree Sparrows, nine Grey Wagtails, three Rock Pipits and five Siskins. A Caspian Gull was seen on the beach.
Another two Harvest Mice were caught at the Long Pits and two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
The fine weather brought out a few interesting insects with hundreds of Fire Bugs in the Observatory garden and eight Ornate Shieldbugs (including a nymph) and ten Brassica Bugs. in the rough ground in front of the Observatory.
|Fire Bugs Pyrrhocoris apterus Dungeness 28th September 2022
|Ornate Shieldbugs Eurydema ornata nymph and adult Dungeness 28th September 2022
A couple of flowering plants of Vervain were also found.