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7th June

Very quiet again in the Observatory area but viewing was severely hampered by thick fog for much of the day.

A Brimstone butterfly was a notable record and a Mottled Shieldbug was also found.

The Badger came into the garden again just before midnight.

The foggy conditions did make for some unusual weather phenomena though with this Fog Bow forming briefly this afternoon during one of the clearer spells.

Fogbow   Dungeness   7th June 2021

The main ornithological interest remains on the RSPB Reserve where yesterday's two Collared Pratincoles remained and were remarkably joined by a third individual. It seems likely that this is the first time that a flock of three birds have been seen in Britain. A Serin was also seen and heard singing at Dengemarsh.