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5th May

It remains extremely quiet on the land with just a few "Greenland" Wheatears continuing to pass through and three Redpolls overhead but very little else in the way of migrants.
Seawatching was much more productive with almost dawn till dusk coverage producing seven Eiders, two Black-throated Divers, 29 Manx Shearwaters, a Shag, 336 Whimbrel, 297 Bar-tailed Godwits, three Turnstone, four Knot, 21 Dunlin, two Little Gulls, 619 Sandwich Terns, eight Little Terns, an outstanding 2140 Arctic Terns, six Black Terns, five Great Skuas and 19 Arctic Skuas. An immature Spoonbill also flew west.
"Greenland" Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe ssp leucorhoa   Dungeness    5th May 2018

Ten Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the Point.