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29th May

A Long-eared Owl seen in the Trapping Area was a nice surprise and a Redpoll flew over. There were 22 Mediterranean Gulls at the Patch and a flock of eight Shovelers flew east.

Four Porpoises were feeding offshore but the most unexpected sighting of the day was of a Grey Squirrel found on the peanut feeder in the Observatory garden. 


Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis   Dungeness   29th May 2020
Three Holly Blues were seen in the Trapping Area.