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19th May

Very quiet on the land with just a single Spotted Flycatcher in the moat, a late Fieldfare and five Corn Buntings of note.
The sea wasn't much better with several hours of watching producing just 523 Common Scoters, four Eider, seven Mediterranean Gulls, seven Little Terns and an Arctic Skua of note.

Three Grey Seals and ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus   Dungeness   19th May 2019
Brown Argus and Grizzled Skippers continue to be seen in good numbers.
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae   Dungeness   19th May 2019
The Serin was still singing and showing well at times at Littlestone.


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