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7th May

After several days with little migration on the land there was an unexpected flurry of activity today with the highlight of a Melodious Warbler caught in the Moat. Also of note were a Little Ringed Plover, two Common Sandpipers, 28 Swallows, 25 Willow Warblers, five Garden Warblers, the first four Spotted Flycatchers of the spring while seven Yellow Wagtails, two Tree Pipits, three Redpolls and a Serin flew over the area. 

Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta   Dungeness   7th May 2024

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata   Dungeness   7th May 2024

The sea was also quiet with just 58 Knot and two Black Terns of note.

A Brown Hare was seen on the land and eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.