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17th July

Three Gadwalls flew east along the beach and two Little Egrets came in. There was a decent "Patch" for the first time in a while and among the large numbers of gulls attracted to it were 25 Mediterranean Gulls and four juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. At least 215 Sand Martins were flying around the Point this evening while earlier in the day 19 Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail also passed overhead.

One Porpoise was feeding offshore and three Brown Hares were seen in the Desert.

The best of a fairly small moth catch was our sixth record of Barred Rivulet.

Barred Rivulet Perizoma bifasciata   Dungeness   17th July 2022