Very quiet around the trapping area this morning, so just a handful of birds trapped and processed. An oddity on e of the nets was a male Chaffinch that had no feet, just stumps needless to say it was released without a ring. A Peregrine half heartedly chased a Sparrowhawk.
Mid morning at the ARC 2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers, a Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Great White Egret, 8 Black-tailed Godwits and a Curlew flew through and ended up on Burrowes pit.
The moth trap was again busy but contained nothing out of the ordinary.
Juvenile Common TernA very warm and slow sea watch this afternoon kept cool by several refreshing swims:
Midday-15.30 from the fishing boats:
Common Scoter: 16E
Lapwing: 3 in (a rare occurrence on a Dungeness sea watch)
Mediterranean Gull: 6 ( a single party of juveniles around)
Sandwich Tern: c20 around
Common Tern: 4 around
Grey Seal: 1
Harbour Porpoise: 5+
Adult Common Tern
Juvenile/1w Mediterranean Gull