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28th June

Still nine juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls at the Patch this morning also five Mediterranean Gulls present and 45 Common Scoters flew west. A 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull was with the gull flock by the Fish Shack.

A Grey Seal and a Porpoise were seen offshore.

Few Insects were seen in the poor weather conditions but four Essex Skipper and ten Toadflax Brocade caterpillars were found.

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   Dungeness   28th June 2017 (Lee Gregory)


Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola   Dungeness 28th June 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunula   Dungeness   28th June 2017 (Lee Gregory)