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4th July

Several checks of the sea today showed a small passage of Mediterranean Gulls with 14 birds seen and the first juvenile Yellow-legged Gull arrived at the fishing boats.

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   juvenile   Dungeness   4th July 2021

Six Porpoises were present offshore and appeared to be showing mating behaviour. A Grey Seal was also seen.

Porpoise Phoca phoceana   Dungeness   4th July 2021

Another Langmaid's Yellow Underwing was the best of a fairly small moth catch overnight.