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24th May

Thick fog at dawn quickly cleared to a leave bright and sunny day. Very little in the way of migrants to be seen with just a Spotted Flycatcher of note. The sea was also very quiet.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen from the shore while the boat fisherman reported a pod of 15-20 White-beaked Dolphins feeding about a mile offshore this morning but out of sight from the mainland due to the fog.

Large numbers of Brown Argus and six Red Admirals were seen.

An interesting looking bug was found in the Observatory garden which initial research suggests it is Beosus maritimus and which appears to be a fairly good record.

Beosus maritimus   Dungeness   24th May 2019