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Local weather


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16th Apr

A fine but very hazy morning which produced a steady easterly movement offshore throughout the day but very little on the land again.
A couple of singing Lesser Whitethroats were our first of the spring but just four Willow Warblers were seen. A Greenshank also flew over the area. Several hours of seawatching produced 15 Shelduck, four Gadwall, six Teal, three Pintail, 333 Common Scoters, a Manx Shearwater, 234 Gannets, two Grey Plovers, 84 Whimbrel, two Little Gulls, 54 Mediterranean Gulls, 491 Sandwich Terns, 81 Common Terns, two Great Skuas and 12 Arctic Skuas of interest.

At least 15 Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Our colony of Early Purple Orchids is coming into flower.
Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula   Dungeness   16th April 2020