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4th May

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.
Crane Grus 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 
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.