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15th April

Not a great deal to report from the land in increasingly miserable weather. Small numbers of Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Lesser Whitethroats were present and four Swallows and a Yellow Wagtail flew over.

The first couple of hours of seawatching this morning were fairly productive with four Gadwall, nine Arctic Skuas (another late in the day), three Great Skuas, a Little Gull, 351 Sandwich Terns and 477 Common Terns passing east were of note but things quickly eased down and the afternoon was very quiet.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.   

It has been a fairly quiet week around the rest of Dungeness. Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes continue to be seen on New Diggings and one or two Great White Egrets are still around the area. The Tundra Bean Goose is still been seen occasionally at Dengemarsh and a pair of Garganey were on Burrowes Pit on Wednesday.