It was very quiet on the land with just a singing Cuckoo and a Common Sandpiper at the Long Pits and a Tree Pipit flying through.
|Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus Dungeness 8th May 2016 A typical view.!
At least 12 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore during the morning and a Stoat was seen on the land.
Several Grizzled Skippers and a Brimstone were seen and there was the first significant emergence of dragonflies with Red-eyed, Common Blue and Azure Damselflies, Hairy Hawker and Four-spotted Chaser all being seen for the first time this year.
Two more scarce plants are showing nicely in and around the trapping area at the moment are.Changing Forget-me-not and Small-flowered Buttercup. The latter can be found on the small vegetated banks which lead into the southern end of the trapping area.
|Changing Forget-me-not Myosotis discolor (above) and Small-flowered Buttercup Ranunculus parviflora (below)