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3rd Mar

The juvenile Iceland Gull and three Caspian Gulls were seen at the fishing boats again but there was no sign of any real movement offshore. Movement on the land was limited to a few Jackdaws, Stonechats and Reed Buntings. A pair of Canada Geese came onto the Long Pits and a Marsh Harrier was also hunting there.
Canada Goose Branta canadensis   Dungeness   3rd March 2020
A species which rarely features here but they are surprisingly scarce in the Observatory recording area.



Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus    Dungeness   3rd March 2020
The local birds appear to be pairing up. 
A Porpoise was seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen alongside the road this evening.

The first butterfly of the year was seen - a Small Tortoiseshell in the Moat.