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2016 Report

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Moth Licences for 'Friends'

Friends of Dungeness Moth Licences
With the changes in permission for moth trapping in the area around the Long Pits, Dungeness, we are very pleased to announce that we have 2 moth licences for use by 'Friends' of the Observatory. Please contact the Warden for more information.

23rd June

Very little to report today apart from a Mediterranean Gull and ten Swifts overhead.

A session this evening with a Bat Detector calls from Common and Nathusius's Pipistrelle.

22nd June

Five Buzzards flew over the Observatory and four Mediterranean Gulls were seen during the day.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The first Essex Skipper of the season was seen amid large numbers of Small Skippers.

21st June

A very quiet day with just a couple of Mediterranean Gulls overhead and a couple of new Reed Warblers of interest.

20th June

Two Curlews and a Mediterranean Gull were about the best of the birds to be seen today.

Three Porpoises were also feeding offshore this morning.

19th June

Another quiet day with just two Mediterranean Gulls at the Patch of any interest.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

18th June

Not much to report other than an adult Mediterranean Gull feeding at the Patch and a few Swifts passing overhead.

17th June

Three Mediterranean Gulls were seen at the Patch.

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore.

16th June

Three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch this morning but not a great deal else of interest was seen.

A Common Seal and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A Figure of Eighty moth was trapped overnight which is (perhaps surprisingly) only the 15th Observatory record and the first since 2011.
Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis   Dungeness   17th June 2018

15th June

Not a great deal to report although coverage was a bit limited today. A Mediterranean Gull was the best of the few birds offshore whilst 170 Swifts passed south-west.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.