A strong SSW wind resulted in most of the interest being offshore. Nearly eight hours of watching produced 32 Sanderlings, 73 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, 606 Sandwich Terns, a Black Tern, 13 Great Skuas, 16 Arctic Skuas and the highlights of 18 Sooty Shearwaters, seven Manx Shearwaters, eight Balearic Shearwaters and a Leach's Petrel. A juvenile/first-winter Caspian Gull made a brief visit to the puddles at the Point. At least 4,000 Swallows and 2,500 House Martins also passed through.
|Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans Dungeness 24th September 2023
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.
The moth traps produced another Convolvulus Hawkmoth and a Dewick's Plusia.
|Dewick's Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa Dungeness 24th September 2023