Thursday, 27 August 2015

Another excellent Day at Dungeness!

06.00-10.30 + 14.15-15.55 from the fishing boats with AJG who collated the numbers DW,MH,SO,
Shelduck: 11W
Great-crested Grebe: 20+ around
Fulmar: 6W
Balearic Shearwater: 50W
Sooty Shearwater: 2W
Gannet: 468W
Grey Heron: 1 out
Oystercatcher: 1W
Ruff: 2 in
Turnstone: 4 around
Pomarine Skua: 2W
Arctic Skua: 19W 2 around
Kittiwake: 2W
Mediterranean Gull: 1 juv/1w
Black Tern: 19W
Sandwich Tern: 271W
Common Tern: 223W
Arctic Tern: 1 down
Swift: 3 out 
Grey Seal: 1
Harbour Porpoise: 4+

Arctic Skua

Balearic Shearwaters

Ruff a first for me on a sea watch at Dungeness
1w Mediterranean Gull
White-winged Black Tern with Black Terns
At the ARC the 5th White-winged Black Tern of the year dropped in with c25 Black Terns after a heavy rain shower. The Temminck's Stint was still present along with a Little Stint, a Wood Sandpiper, c 50 Golden Plover, 2 Red-crested Pochards, c15 Swifts, many Hirundines and a Spotted Flycatcher. Sadly the islands are greatly diminished due to the recent rain.
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 White-winged Black Tern
Sptted flycatcher from Hanson
Sickle-bearing Bush Cricket found by David Walker in The Desert

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