6th Apr

The morning was forecast to be overcast but this never materialised and neither did the migrants with just a handful each of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers and six Blackcaps although the latter even this early seems likely to include some of our breeding birds. There was a steady trickle of Goldfinches passing overhead along with two Swallows and a Siskin
Very little to report from the sea other than a Common Tern feeding at the Patch.

Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A Holly Blue was a new butterfly for the year and three Light Orange Underwing moths were seen at the Long Pits.

Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus   Dungeness   6th April 2017