It was also quiet on the land with just 12 Willow Warblers and the first Cuckoo of the year of note. A Buzzard also flew over and a Hobby and 38 Swallows arrived from the south.
At least ten Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen.
The first two Grizzled Skippers and a Holly Blue of the year were seen.
Regular checking for interesting bees produced an example of the Common Mourning Bee Melecta albifrons at the Lighthouse Garden. This appears to be the first Dungeness record of this bee.
|Melecta albifrons Dungeness 29th April 2019|