It remains very quiet on the land with just a Buzzard, a male Pheasant, a flyover Little Ringed Plover, a Merlin and a Yellow Wagtail of interest. An interloping immature female Peregrine Falcon came into the area but was quickly seen off by the local birds and the local-breeding Ravens have just successfully fledged four young.
There were at least 25 Porpoises and three Grey Seals feeding offshore.
Plenty of Small Coppers were seen and two Grizzled Skippers were found at the southern end of the trapping area. A search for shieldbugs produced six individuals of the Geotomus species in my usual small patch of ground in the moat and also a single Brassica Bug.
|Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Dungeness 26th April 2020|