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27th June

A Cuckoo and a Great Spotted Woodpecker at the Long Pits and six Mediterranean Gulls offshore were the only birds of note. 

A Banded Demoiselle dragonfly was seen at the Long Pits. A less than annual species in the recording area.

The clear highlight of the day though was at Burrowes Pit on the RSPB Reserve where an adult Caspian Tern was found in the afternoon. It gave some excellent views up until 1720hrs when we had leave before the gates were locked.

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia   Dungeness RSPB   27th June 2023