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5th July

Very quiet on both land and sea. Fifteen Mediterranean Gulls were the only notable birds.

A Badger was seen in the garden in the early hours again and three Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A search of the area in front of the Observatory produced this very smart micromoth moth resting on a Wild Carrot flowerhead. It is Nemophora cupriacella and is a new species for Dungeness and is also very rare in the county. 

Nemophora cupriacella   Dungeness   5th July 2021