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16th June

Six Mediterranean Gulls were feeding over the area for a time this morning when a Buzzard also passed overhead. 

Three Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Badger and both Soprano and Common Pipistrelle bats were seen this evening a the Observatory.

A small catch of moths included a Clay Triple-lines which is a much less than annual visitor to the Observatory traps. By day, a late Grizzled Skipper and the first Marbled Whites were of note 

Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia   Dungeness    17th June 2022