A switch to strong easterly winds brought an instant return with the finding and subsequent catching of a Short-toed Treecreeper in the Trapping Area. A handful of other migrants on the land included six Chiffchaffs and a Ring Ouzel. Seawatching was slow with 884 Brent Geese, 35 Kittiwakes, eight Little Gulls, 14 Sandwich Terns and two Arctic Terns of note.
|Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla Dungeness 16th October 2023
(Images by Martin Casemore).
Two Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
A Long-tailed Blue was found at the north end of the recording area.