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19th June

Three Mediterranean Gulls flew west and 640 Swifts flew over.

For the first time there were two Badgers in the Observatory Garden in the early hours of the morning.

Badgers Meles meles   Dungeness   19th June 2021

Another Delicate was trapped overnight but more surprising was only our seventh record of The Miller.

The Miller Acronicta leporina   Dungeness   19th June 2021

Elsewhere, a Rose-coloured Starling was seen on several occasions around the Sheep Corral on the RSPB Reserve, the Glossy Ibis continues its stay at ARC and the Hooded Crow continues to be seen along the beach between Littlestone and Greatstone.