The only birds of significance moving offshore were a Shag, three Little Gulls and three Mediterranean Gulls while the Glaucous Gull was seen at the Patch again along with a couple of Common Terns.
Grounded migrants included a Snipe, eight Firecrests, four Goldcrests, 25 Chiffchaffs and the first Whitethroat of the year. Birds moving overhead included a Rock Pipit, 120 Chaffinches, a Brambling and 12 Siskins.
At least 28 Porpoises were seen feeding offshore this morning.
A Brimstone butterfly was seen in the trapping area. This is a surprisingly scarce butterfly at Dungeness. The first Comma of the year was also seen.
Of great interest from elsewhere in the local area was a Hoopoe found on the track to the west of the drying barns at Midley.
|Hoopoe Upupa epops Midley Cottage 5th April 2018|