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28th June

Three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and two nestling Great Black-backed Gulls were seen on one of the buildings in 'B' Station.

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore.

The moth traps were very busy with a good variety and numbers but actually very little of note. The best on offer were two Rest Harrows, two L-album Wainscots and two Delicates. A Lunar Hornet Moth was caught in the Observatory garden and a Six-belted Clearwing was caught alongside the power station wall.

Dragonflies continue to provide plenty of interest with two Norfolk Hawkers and two Variable Damselflies seen at the north end of the Long Pits.