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1st July

Very little to report on the bird front with just a Buzzard and a Yellow Wagtail of any interest.

Four Porpoises and several Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Badger came into the garden this evening for its regular snack.

Butterflies included a Holly Blue, the first Marbled White of the year, 200 Small Skippers and 150 Small Heaths. Three Hummingbird Hawkmoths and four Rest Harrow moths were seen during the day.

Dragonfly numbers remain incredibly low but four Variable Damselflies and a fairly late Hairy Dragonfly were of note.

The area of rough ground in front of the Observatory is looking spectacular at the moment.



After the ground works two winters ago and a no-show last year it was feared that we might have lost our Pyramidal Orchids but fortunately 11 spikes were found this morning.

Pyramidal Orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis   Dungeness   1st July 2021 

On the Reserve the Great White Egret population increased to ten birds and were joined by a Cattle Egret and the Glossy Ibis was still feeding at the western end of ARC.