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15th June

The highlights of the day were two Honey Buzzards, one of which even came down in the Trapping Area for a time, before both eventually left in a northerly direction. A Mediterranean Gull was feeding at the Patch

Another significant find was the sighting of a pair of Great Black-backed Gulls with recently hatched young in the 'B' Station complex. A new breeding species for the Observatory Recording Area.

Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus   bird 1   Dungeness   15th June 2022

Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus   bird 2   Dungeness   15th June 2022

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus   chicks and adults   Dungeness   15th June 2022
The first proven breeding within the Observatory recording area.

A Porpoise was feeding offshore this morning and a  Badger was feeding in the Observatory garden this evening.