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9th May

The lack of grounded common migrants continues but overhead movement was superb with a Black Kite and eight Red Kites during the morning and also a Serin.
The best of a very quiet sea was a Pomarine Skua whilst two Caspian Gulls and three Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the Patch. A Common Sandpiper was also seen on the beach at the Patch.






Black Kite Milvus migrans   Dungeness   9th May 2020







Red Kite Milvus milvus   Dungeness   9th March 2020
Ten Porpoise were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.

A Grizzled Skipper and a Hairy Dragonfly were seen.

Hairy Dragonfly Brachytron pratense   Dungeness   9th May 2020
Very small numbers are on the wing