|Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis juvenile Dungeness 1st September 2017
|Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus juvenile Dungeness 1st September 2017
With the sea like a millpond this evening it was perfect conditions for counting Porpoise. There was clearly a huge influx of animals though with a count of at least 78 individuals being made and doubling the previous highest-ever count. Four Grey Seals and a Common Seal were also feeding offshore.
|Flat Calm, Dungeness 1st September 2017
There were very good numbers of butterflies on the wing and including two Clouded Yellows, three Painted Ladies and three Brown Argus. Close scrutiny of the Small Coppers also produced this smart example of the form var. radiata.
|Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas var. radiata Dungeness 1st September 2017