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25th July

Two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the fishing boats and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the Patch. A Manx Shearwater flew east in the evening. 
Very quiet on the land with three very young Willow Warblers being trapped being the most interesting.

Ten Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Moth-trapping was disappointing with little of interest whilst on the butterfly front six Brown Argus and a single Painted Lady were of note.
Brown Argus Aricia agestis   Dungeness   25th July 2016