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22nd Apr

The cold and strong NE winds and clear conditions continue. Migrants on the land were few and far between but did include a superb male Pied Flycatcher at the north end of the Long Pits. Another early Swift also arrived. Seawatching produced two Black-throated Divers, nine Fulmars, 374 Gannets, forty Whimbrel, 552 Bar-tailed Godwits, five Sanderling, 72 Kittiwakes, five Little Gulls, four Mediterranean Gulls, 102 Sandwich Terns, 320 Common/ic Terns, a Great Skua and five Arctic Skuas.

Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca   male   Dungeness   22nd April 2021

Six Porpoise and singles of Grey and Common Seal were feeding offshore.

Another Mottled Shieldbug was found in a private garden.