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21st Aug

There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with a Green Sandpiper, 50 Willow Warblers, 15 Lesser Whitethroats and a Pied Flycatcher. Two seawatches eventually produced 202 Sandwich Terns, 22 Little Terns, six Arctic Skuas and two Balearic Shearwaters of note.

Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca   Dungeness   21st August 2023

Eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Notable moths trapped overnight included a Small Mottled Willow, an Antler and a Delicate.

Antler Cerapteryx graminis   Dungeness   21st August 2023 

A Holly Blue butterfly was also seen.