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25th June

A bright, sunny and very warm day. Quiet for birds with just two Mediterranean Gulls at the Patch and a Grey Wagtail passing overhead were the only birds of note.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The most unexpected and significant record was the finding of an Ornate Shieldbug. A very rare migrant insect.
Ornate Shieldbug  Eurydema ornata   Dungeness   25th June 2020
The highlights of the moth trapping were an Acrobasis tumidana and three Acrobasis repandana and a Pale Shoulder was found in the rough vegetation in front of the Observatory during the day.

Acrobasis rependana and Acrobasis tumidana   Dungeness   25th June 2020
Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida   Dungeness   25th June 2020