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Another quiet day was enlivened in the early afternoon by a Crane which circled over the peninsula before eventually heading north. Other migrants were pretty scarce with just five Swifts, 44 Swallows, two Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit of note.
CraneGrus grus Dungeness 4th May 2017
Seawatching was also poor but an adult Roseate Tern and a Black Tern joined the regular Iceland Gull at the Patch. The first Common Blue of the year was seen.
Common Blue Polyomattus icarus Dungeness 4th May 2017