Monday, 3 October 2011


Dungeness - 0730hrs -Warm, dry, sunny, sw2 - With the weekend crowds now dispersed, thought it`d be a good time for a scout around the Peninsula. 90 minutes later the sum total of migrants comprised a measly trickle of Mipits, Goldfinches, Siskins and Skylarks overhead, a scattering of Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Goldcrests and Robins in the bushes, plus a Black Redstart on the power station wall.

Dungeness Boats - 1445hrs - After the sea being like a mill pond, for what seems like ages and bereft of seabirds, it was good to feel the cooling effect and increasing strength of a good old sou`wester blowing up-Channel. And, it certainly seemed to do the trick, as feeding just offshore was a loose flock of 50 Gannets, 20 Guillemots, 20 Common and Sandwich Terns and 4/5 Harbour Porpoises. Also, noted passing west; 150 Knots, 6 Arctic Terns, 5 Med Gulls, 3 Arctic Skuas and an Eider. 

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