Monday, 3 September 2018


Dungeness - warm, dry and sunny, NE 2 - Once the early morning mist had cleared it turned into another fine day of weather, but poor for grounded migrants due to clear skies last night. However, a wander around the point from the lifeboat station to the Obs delivered 20 Wheatears, 10 Mipits, Whinchat, a Redstart by the old experimental station, two Black Redstarts and several each of Whitethroat and Blackcap. A Peregrine was perched on its favoured pylon while a few Swallows, Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail moved overhead. At the Obs a Marsh Mallow Moth from the Plodland trap site was on show, while the highlight in the Ploverland trap was a Rosy Rustic.

                                One of the many Wheatears on the beach

                                Pylon Peregrine

                                  Rosy Rustic, Plovers

  Called in at Hanson hide around midday where the islands were devoid of birds due to the linesman working on nearby overhead cables. Over the road at least three Cattle Egrets were glued to the stock in Boulderwall fields.

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