11/08/22

A light sea mist hung over the cliff tops this morning and the light NE winds and sunshine took a couple hours to burn it off but it had dropped in a small selection of autumns migrants. Namely a Whinchat, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Nightingale, Reed and Sedge warblers all in Langdon Hole, where many lesser and common whitethroats and still 2 Black Redstarts were also found. A Golden plover flew over calling and unseen plus c20 Sand martins and a handful of Swallows. An afternoon Skywatch resulted in 8 Common Buzzards, 2 Red Kites and c10 Swift all East.

The past couple of days have been mostly quiet with small numbers of Willows being counted and very little else.

Juvenile Yellowlegged gulls have been seen flying along the cliff tops and in the harbour but it wasnt untill today that i was able to photograph one nicely amoung the local gulls on the harbour beach, some second generation scapulars moulting through on this bird.

Silver Spotted Skippers are on the wing on light house down.

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

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