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30th May

Another very quiet day on the bird front. The first-summer Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again but very little else was noted.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The highlight of the day though was this superb Purple Cloud Actinotia polyodon caught overnight at the Long Pits by Robert Arnfield and left at the Observatory for viewing. A very rare migrant moth to the British Isles with about 30 previous records.
Purple Cloud Actinotia polyodon   Dungeness   30th May 2017l