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16th Oct

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.