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13th June

Not much to report on the bird front but an Avocet passed east offshore, a Little Gull was feeding at the Patch and a couple of recently fledged Black Redstarts on the Point were seen.

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochrurus   Dungeness   13th June 2020
The overnight moth trapping was also a bit disappointing in terms of numbers but they did include the pryralid Sciota adelphella - only the fifth Observatory record.
Sciota adelphella   Dungeness   13th June 2020
Elsewhere, a Red-footed Falcon was seen on the Lydd Ranges but views were mostly distant and through severe heat haze.