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6th June

A very quiet morning in the Observatory area. Three Mediterranean Gulls flew east and the first young Wheatears were seen.

Three Porpoises were seen offshore and the Badger was feeding in the garden again at 0100hrs.

Grizzled Skippers and Brown Argus butterflies continue to be seen in very small numbers. 

Badger Meles meles   Dungeness   6th June 2021

There was no doubt about the highlights of the day though when two Collared Pratincoles were found by the Burt family on the RSPB Reserve. They spent a lot of time roosting at long range but made frequent feeding forays when they came much closer and gave some superb views.

Collared Pratincoles Glareola pratincola   RSPB Reserve   6th June 2021

In addition, two Cattle Egrets arrived and were feeding among cattle in the Hayfield area and at least two Great White Egrets were present.