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17th June

A check of the Patch produced 20 Mediterranean Gulls and a second-summer Yellow-legged Gull.

A Common Seal and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The moth traps were fairly quiet but did produce our 23rd record and the first since 2019 of True Lover's Knot.

True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea   Dungeness   17th June 2023