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23rd May

Two Red Kites flew down to the Point before heading inland again this morning and a Little Ringed Plover also flew over. Two Mediterranean Gulls and a Manx Shearwater were the best of some very quiet seawatching.

Five Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A female Orange-tip in the Trapping Area was an uncommon sighting for the area along with a Grizzled Skipper and three Brown Argus

Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines   Dungeness   23rd May 2023
A very scarce species in the Observatory recording area.