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27th May

Another very quiet day with just a Willow Warbler and a Mistle Thrush of any note on the land. The best the sea had to offer was six Mediterranean Gulls.
One of the Bitterns could be heard calling from the RSPB Reserve again.

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore.

Insects continue to provide plenty of interest with the highlight today being the finding of what appears to be a Privet Sawfly Macrophya punctumalbum. A check of the NBN Atlas which although now a bit out of date suggests that this is something of a rarity in the south-east and may even be a new species for Kent. 
Privet Sawfly Macrophya punctumalbum   Dungeness   27th May 2019n
The Serin continues to sing at the junction of Madeira Road and St. Andrews Road in Littlestone.