Several seawatches during the day produced 240 Sandwich Terns, 27 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, three Mediterranean Gulls, four Little Gulls and two Balearic Shearwaters. Ten Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, four Wheatears, five Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, five Siskins and four Reed Buntings were the best on offer on the land.
Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.
The moth traps were very good again with a Gem, a Barred Red of the green form prasinaria, a Convolvulus Hawk-moth and a Delicate of note.
|Barred Red Hylaea fasciaria f.prasinaria Dungeness 16th September 2023