There was a very small arrival of migrants on the land with a Common Sandpiper, a Turtle Dove (see image below), a Sedge Warbler and three Spotted Flycatchers of particular note. A Buzzard flew over the area.
|Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Dungeness 11th May 2016 (David Campbell)|
|Coal Tit Periparus ater ater Dungeness 1st October 2015 Ring.no 14263889|
There were at least 12 Porpoises feeding offshore along with singles of Common Seal and Grey Seal.
This slightly odd-looking Small Copper was also seen. It would appear to be outside the normal range of variation but not sure if it is a named aberration.
|Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas variant Dungeness 11th May 2016|
The Early Purple Orchids are still in pretty good condition.
|Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula Dungeness 11th May 2016|
Not rare and clearly a garden escape, nevertheless there are several patches of Bearded Iris growing around the Point and they make for a spectacular splash of colour.
|Bearded Iris Iris germanica Dungeness 11th May 2016|