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15th July

A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and nine Mediterranean Gulls flew past the fishing boats. Forty Sand Martins, ten Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail flew over.

Three Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Although the moth traps were not that busy there was still a major surprise in the form of a superb Dark Crimson Underwing.

Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa   Dungeness   15th July 2022