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Very little in the way of new migrants but a Cuckoo was a nice capture in the Heligoland Trap in the moat and an Arctic Skua flew east offshore.
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Dungeness 13th June 2019
Checking of the moth traps last night showed that there were very few moths on the wing but whilst outside I witnessed as a brief but spectacular display of a rare Noctilucent Clouds.
Noctilucent Clouds at 2300hrs last night Dungeness 13th June 2019