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18th May

Very little to report on the bird front. The Turtle Dove was seen in the trapping area again and five Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch.

A Common Seal was seen on the beach and there was a report of at least six White-beaked Dolphins following a fishing boat about 4.5miles offshore this morning.

A check of the Geotomus petiti site produced a single individual.

A check of a few flower locations produced a few niceties including Thrift, Rock Soapwort and Hairy Garlic.
Hairy Garlic Allium subhirsutum   Dungeness   18th May 2020
These plants were first found in 2014 but i havent seen them in flower again until today.

Rock Soapwort Saponaris ocymoides   Dungeness   18th May 2020

Thrift Armeria maritima   Dungeness   18th May 2020