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Local weather


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18th June

The first significant rain for over a month fell overnight, briefly in the early morning and more heavily in the afternoon. A Greenshank flew over the area.

The moth traps were much busier last night and produced the rare micro Metalampra italica along with a Rest Harrow, an Orange Footman and two Delicates

Metalampra italica   Dungeness   18th June 2023

Elsewhere, a Spoonbill came into Burrowes Pit on the RSPB Reserve in the afternoon..