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Corona Virus Update

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4th May

A calm, cloudy morning produced a handful of migrants including a Turtle Dove, 13 Swifts, ten House Martins and a Spotted Flycatcher but these were upstaged in mid-morning by a flighty Bee-eater which then spent 30 minutes or so in the area before heading off NW. Seawatching was slow with just 16 Sanderlings and two Arctic Skuas of note. In the evening 300 Common Terns, three Arctic Terns and a Black Tern were feeding at the Patch.

Bee-eater Merops apiaster   Dungeness   4th May 2020
A Brown Hare was seen.

Butterflies seen included three Grizzled Skippers and six Geotomus shieldbugs were found in the moat.