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13th June

The Observatory's second Rose-coloured Starling of the spring (and fifth of the spring in the greater Dungeness area) was seen on several occasions during the morning and 44 Mediterranean Gulls were seen at the Patch.

Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus   Dungeness   13th June 2021

Two Porpoise and two Grey Seals were seen offshore.

Moth trapping produced the highlight of a Beautiful Marbled.

Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina   Dungeness   13th June 2021

The patch of ground at the front of the Observatory continues to provide plenty of floral interest with Pale Yellow-eyed Grass found today.

Pale Yellow-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium striatum   Dungeness   13th June 2021