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29th Apr

With a very light SW wind and overcast skies this morning there was first small arrival of migrants in what seems like ages. At least 30 Willow Warblers, six Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps, two Garden Warblers, six Lesser Whitethroats and a Redstart were scattered across the Point. There was also some significant passage overhead with a White Stork (of unknown origin but likely to be a Knepp bird) along with at least 16 Buzzards, 30 Swallows, a Yellow Wagtail and a Siskin. A Hooded Crow was also seen on the beach. Passage offshore was fairly limited but did include seven Whimbrel, three Arctic Skuas and a Black-throated Diver.

The rare beetle Hister quadrimaculata was found in the Moat.

Hister quadrimaculata   Dungeness   29th April 2023