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10th July

Another foggy morning which turned to steady light rain into the afternoon and saw 145 Swifts and five Sand Martins heading out to sea. A short seawatch this evening provided a single Mediterranean Gull.

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore and two Badgers came into the Observatory garden a few minutes after midnight.

Badger Meles meles   Dungeness   10th July 2021

The moth trap showed a distinct improvement with four Sussex Emeralds being about the best on offer.