Friday, 27 July 2018

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 Tern
A very warm and slow sea watch this afternoon kept cool by several refreshing swims:
Midday-15.30 from the fishing boats:
Common Scoter: 16E
Gannet: 5W
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
Sandwich Tern
Juvenile/1w Mediterranean Gull
Grey Seal

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