Two seawtching sessions produced 270 Gannets, 350 Kittiwakes, seven Little Gulls, 103 Mediterranean Gulls and four Sandwich Terns and the juvenile Sabine's Gull was seen again. A Great White Egret, 40 Golden Plovers, two Redshanks, 150 Stock Doves, 350 Wood Pigeons, nine Skylarks, four Swallows, a Brambling, 23 Redpolls, 60 Goldfinches and a Siskin flew over. There were a few grounded migrants including 13 Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests and 27 Goldcrests, A female Bullfinch was also of note in the Trapping Area and the first of the year and five Dartford Warblers were seen again.
Single Porpoise and Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.
Large numbers of Fire Bugs are still being seen around the Observatory.
|Fire Bugs Pyrrhocoris apterus Dungeness 18th November 2022