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2nd Apr

Very quiet offshore with just two Grey Plovers and 28 Sandwich Terns of note offshore and a 2cy Caspian Gull was in the roost at the Point. A Merlin, five Chiffchaffs, a Firecrest and two Black Redstarts were seen on the land.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   2cy   Dungeness   2nd April 2023

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Three Light Orange Underwing moths and the first Comma butterfly of the year was seen.

Elsewhere, the clear highlight of the day was a male Penduline Tit at ARC with back up in the form of an Osprey and a Water Pipit and the two regular Glossy Ibis at Cook's Pool.