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20th June

Two Arctic Skuas flew east ahead of a massive thunderstorm and five Mediterranean Gulls were loafing offshore.

Two Porpoises were seen offshore.

Moth trapping produced a Brussels Lace (seventh Observatory trap record) and a Rosy Wave of note.

Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria   Dungeness   20th June 2023

Rosy Wave Scopula emutaria   Dungeness   20th June 2023

Also of note, a first-summer male Red-footed Falcon was seen at Dengemarsh.