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2016 Report

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21st June

Not much to report from land on the hottest ever June day on record. The sea fared better with three Manx Shearwater, five Common Scoter, four Mediterranean Gulls, nine Kittiwakes and Guillemot.


Grey Seal and two Harbour Porpoise were feeding offshore.

Unfortunately the two Obs Moth Traps were quite exposed to the wind last night so a quite low catch although L-album Wainscot and Herald were nice. Splendid Brocade and Langmaid's Yellow Underwing were trapped on the RSPB Reserve.


A Honey Buzzard was seen over Denge Marsh early afternoon.


The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix    Dungeness   20th June 2016 (Lee Gregory)

L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album   Dungeness   20th June 2016  (Lee Gregory)
Splendid Brocade Lacanobia splendens   Dungeness   20th June 2016 (Lee Gregory)

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing Noctua janthina   Dungeness   20th June 2016 (Lee Gregory)