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9th June

Not a great deal to be seen in the way of migrants with just a flock of nine Mediterranean Gulls and a Buzzard offshore of note. Young Wheatears and Black Redstarts are starting to appear and young Stonechats are numerous across the area.

The Badger was seen again in the early hours and 15 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A late Grizzled Skipper was seen and two Rest-harrow moths were found during survey work inside the power station perimeter.

Elsewhere, the two Cattle Egrets and five Great White Egrets were seen on the RSPB Reserve again and the Hooded Crow was seen again at Greatstone but was surprisingly elusive.