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20th May

Very quiet on the land but some dedicated seawatching for eight hours eventually produced a drake Scaup, 202 Common Scoters, 36 Manx Shearwaters, 601 Gannets, three Whimbrel, a Mediterranean Gull, five Great Skuas and four Arctic Skuas.

It was nice to see a few recently fledged House Sparrows in the garden.

House Sparrow Passer domesticus   Dungeness   19th May 2021

A Grey Seal and 14 Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen near the Sanctuary.