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