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8th July

There were two adult Mediterranean Gulls and three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls at the Patch this morning and two Sand Martins and a Yellow Wagtail flew over the Observatory. A juvenile Common Redstart was seen in a private garden.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A male Red-veined Dragonfly was sunning itself in the shelter of the power station wall this morning and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth was also seen there. Another large overnight catch of moths occurred and with highlights being a Small Fan-footed Wave (surprisingly scarce here), a Double Kidney, a Double Lobed (only the sixth Observatory record) and a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing.
Good numbers of butterflies were on the wing with 15 Brown Argus of note.

Double Lobed Apamea ophiogramma   Dungeness   8th July 2017
Elsewhere, the Cattle Egret was feeding with cows in Hayfield 3 on the RSPB Reserve during the day and came in to roost amongst the Cormorant nests and trees at the south end of Burrowes.