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A Mediterranean Gull offshore and single Grey Wagtail and Siskin overhead were the only records of note. A Grass Rivulet was only the fifth Observatory record and the micro-moth Argyresthia cupressella was a new species for the Observatory.
Grass RivuletPerizoma albulata Dungeness 14th June 2020
A first-summer male Red-footed Falcon was seen on the Lydd Ranges in the early morning and later at Dengemarsh from mid-day onwards.