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22nd June

The Red-footed Falcon which has been on the RSPB Reserve for the last two days made a sortie into the Observatory recording area this morning. A few Swifts and Sand Martins also passed through.

Nine Porpoises, nine Grey Seals and five Common Seals were seen offshore.

The highlight of the day on the insect front was a Large Tortoiseshell butterfly which was hanging around some brambles on the east side side of the Long Pits about 50m N of the causeway. 

Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros   Dungeness 22nd June 2023