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8th May

A calm, warm day produced a few raptors including a Red Kite, a Marsh Harrier, 13 Buzzards and a Merlin but very little yet again in the way of grounded migrants. Seawatching was very slow in terms of numbers but a Greenshank was heard and a party of five Pomarine Skuas was seen in the morning.

Eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The first Brown Argus butterfly of the year was seen.
Brown Argus Aricia agestis   Dungeness   8th May 2020