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1st May

A small arrival of migrants occurred this morning but with just ten Willow Warblers, five Lesser Whitethroats, a Whinchat, two Yellow Wagtails and a Redpoll of note. Seawatching was very poor. 

A Porpoise was seen offshore.

A  search of the Moat eventually produced one of our rarest shieldbugs - Geotomus petiti.

Geotomus petiti   Dungeness   1st May 2023