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3rd June

Migration seems to be almost at a standstill now so a Turtle Dove which landed in the Lighthouse Gorse and then flew into the Trapping Area was a nice surprise. The second-year Iceland Gull was back on the beach again.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore and the evenings entertainment was provided by another visit by the Badger. A Common Pipistrelle was also heard on the Bat Detector. 

Two Grizzled Skippers and three Brown Argus were seen but butterfly numbers remain generally low.

Badger Meles meles   Dungeness   3rd June 2021