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7th June

Another day with very little to report on the bird front. A Mediterranean Gull was feeding at the Patch.

Without doubt the highlight of the day was a moth - this superb Pale Shoulder. Unusually it was not attracted to the moth trap but was seen flying over the rough ground in front of the Observatory. It is only the fourth Observatory record and 12th Dungeness record of this very scarce migrant.

Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida   Dungeness   7th June 2020
However, the lepidoptera interest also extended to Dengemarsh where a fine Swallowtail butterfly was found and showed very well during the morning and early afternoon.
Swallowtail  Papilio machaon   Dengemarsh Road   7th June 2020
Sadly, there was no sign of yesterdays Rose-coloured Starling.