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29th June

Not a great deal to report but a Golden Plover over the Observatory this morning was surprisingly the first record of the year. An evening check of the Patch produced eight Mediterranean Gulls.

A Grey Seal was also feeding at the Patch.

Two Common Emerald damselflies were seen at the top of the Long Pits.

Searching for insects elsewhere produced this interesting bee along the track to the Hanson Hide at ARC. I think it is probably a Large Sharp-tailed Bee Coelioxys conoidea and is described in the Bees, wasps and ants of Kent as "not common" in the county.
Coelioxys conoidea   ARC, Dungeness   29th June 2018