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11th June

A day of little movement in fairly miserable weather. An Arctic Skua flew east and a few Sandwich and Common Terns were feeding offshore but very little was seen on the land.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Another Mottled Shieldbug was found in the Moat. A couple of days ago I caught another interesting bee which has now been confirmed (as I thought) as Stelis punctulatissima and is probably a new species for the area.

Stelis punctulatissima   Dungeness   9th June 2020