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12th Mar

The miserable weather continues and very little moving offshore. Also very little on the land despite a massive movement of thrushes overnight so a couple of Woodlarks which spent a few minutes just south of the trapping area were a nice surprise.

Woodlark Lullula arborea   Dungeness   12th March 2024 (by Tom Wright)

As suggested above there was another massive nocmig overnight. Redwings were easily the most abundant with 4200 calls in seven hours but the most interesting record was of two sets of Stone-curlew calls. Other notable records included a Grey Plover, four Snipe, three Redshanks, five very close passages of Mediterranean Gulls, 122 Fieldfare calls and a Bullfinch.

Two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.