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6th June

Very quiet in cold and windy conditions with some heavy rain. Swifts were seen in big numbers over the recording area (and across the peninsula in general) but very little else of interest was seen.



Swifts Apus apus   Dungeness   6th June 2020
Elsewhere, a superb adult Rose-coloured Starling was found among a large flock of Starlings feeding in the sheep fields at Dengemarsh Road.



Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus   Dengemarsh Road, Lydd   6th June 2020