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15th May

Another day of decent conditions but very few migrants to be seen. Seawatching produced just seven Mediterranean Gulls and six Arctic Skuas. The Melodious Warbler from yesterday showed much better around the Moat in the dry and sunny conditions but the most intriguing report was of a female Cirl Bunting seen briefly and photographed at the Point. Whilst searching for this bird a flock of 15 Corn Buntings were also found.

Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta    Dungeness   15th May 2024 (by Tom Wright)

A Porpoise and a Grey Seal were seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

Butterflies of note included a Grizzled Skipper and two Holly Blues.