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8th Apr

A wet and calm morning seemed to promise plenty but on the whole failed to deliver. A Wood Lark was found just north of the trapping area and two Crossbills flew SE. Other grounded migrants included a decent total of 20 Firecrests along with 12 Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers, nine Blackcaps, a Fieldfare, five Song Thrushes and two Bramblings. A Jack Snipe was also seen near the Pumphouse. The sea was very quiet.
Wood Lark Alauda arvensis   Dungeness   8th April 2018
At least 20 Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.

Two Brimstone butterflies were also seen.