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28th May

A reasonably calm morning for a change but wind increasing rapidly to near-gale by the evening. Seawatching remains surprisingly productive with nearly five hours of coverage bringing 110 Common Scoters, ten Mediterranean Gulls, 406 Common/ic Terns, 17 Arctic Terns, an Arctic Skua and a Black-throated Diver of note. Two Buzzards flew over the Observatory.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Insects also remain fairly sparse but two Grizzled Skippers and two Brown Argus were of note as was this Ornate Brigadier - a fairly scarce soldierfly.

Ornate Brigadier Odontomyia ornata   Dungeness   28th March 2023