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11th June

Seawatching produced 12 Shovelers, 22 Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua. A Kingfisher was seen  at the Long Pits and singles of Little Ringed Plover and Grey Wagtail flew over.

It was easily the best night of the year for moths with the highlights of a Cloaked Pug (the second area record of this presumed immigrant) and a Beautiful Marbled.

Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina   Dungeness   11th June 2023

Cloaked Pug Eupithecia abietaria   Dungeness   11th June 11th June 2023