A decent four hour seawatch this morning produced a Black-throated Diver, 44 Manx Shearwaters, three Great Skuas, two Pomarine Skuas and four Arctic Skuas, ten Little Terns and 1391 "commic" Terns. Things improved a bit in the afternoon when a party of four Pomarine Skuas passed through along with another ten Arctic Skuas, four Little Terns, 16 Arctic Terns, 526 "Commic" Terns and a single adult Roseate Tern.
At least ten Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seals were feeding offshore.
Butterflies numbers are beginning to increase now with 15 Grizzled Skippers, 220 Small Coppers, a Common Blue and the first Brown Argus of the year.
|Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Dungeness 11th May 2018