A calm, cold and clear morning meant there were very few migrants in the bushes or overhead so it was a bit of a surprise when a Serin flew over the Observatory this morning.
Seawatching was also fairly slow but birds of note included three Black-throated Divers, 11 Whimbrel, four Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua and eight Mediterranean Gulls. The first-winter Iceland Gull was still at the Patch.
Butterflies included six Grizzled Skippers and a Hairy Dragonfly was also seen.
|Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Dungeness 20th April 2017
|Early Purple Orchids Orchis mascula Dungeness 20th April 2017