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6th Oct

No question about today's highlight with a super Red-breasted Flycatcher found in the moat in the early afternoon and which then gave excellent views until dark. Other migrants were pretty scarce with just two Golden Plovers, a Snipe, 65 Skylarks, 400 Swallows, 165 House Martins, two Rock Pipits, 18 Chaffinches, 260 Goldfinches, 35 Siskins and 45 Reed Buntings overhead and just 15 Chiffchaffs and a late Wheatear on the land.

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva   Dungeness   6th October 2022

Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.