Dungeness 06:15 - 12:30
Foggy to start with poor visibility, clearing out with occasional sunny intervals, mod SW wind
I got to the all ready busy sea watch hide just in time to see 4 Arctic Skuas pass in the fog up Channel, a good start to the day but that was about as good as it got. The fog hampered viewing with only the Cardinal Buoy just about clear of the fog. A 3 hour watch produced 8 Arctic Skuas, Hobby in off, 100+ Scoter, 3 Brent Geese, 3 RT Divers, 4 Fulmars, 7 GC Grebes, Common and Sandwich Terns, a few Arctic Terns, 5 Swallows and a single House Martin in off.
A Peregrine landed briefly on the power station and 2 singing Black Redstarts also around the power station. A pair of Wheatear were between the moat and trapping area, the trapping area was quite with just 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Cetti’s, 1 Willow and 1 Sedge Warbler and a few Blackcaps and Chiffchaff. A Slow Worm was under one of the corrugated tins and the only Butterfly was a Small Copper.
A look along Dengemarsh road saw 4 Yellow Wagtails and a Marsh Harrier.