The morning's seawatch produced 16 Shelducks passing east and 12 Mediterranean Gull passing west of note. There was very little to be seen on the land.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
The moth traps were fairly quiet but did produce a nice pyralid in the form of a Moitrelia obductella and only the second Observatory record.
|Moitrelia obductella Dungeness 8th July 2023
However, the clear highlight of the day was the finding of an adult Marsh Sandpiper on the ARC Pit, RSPB Reserve. It spent most of the day there and gave good, although distant views, for photography and eventually flew off west at 1825hrs. This was the seventh Dungeness record.