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11th May

More of the same with a quiet sea eventually producing a drake Garganey, two Velvet Scoters, two Black-throated Divers, 142 Arctic Terns, two Great Skuas, three Pomarine Skuas and five Arctic Skuas of interest. It remains hard work on the land with just a Spotted Flycatcher at the northern end of the Long Pits and a Redpoll of any note.

At least 16 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Small Heath butterfly was new for the year and five Grizzled Skippers and plenty of Painted Ladies were also of interest. Moth trapping has been very poor this spring so far but last night showed a bit of an improvement with a Chamomile Shark being the highlight.

Chamomile Shark Cucillia chamonillea   Dungeness   11th May 2021