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10th July

Thirty Mediterranean Gulls and 20 Sandwich Terns were feeding offshore and 155 Sand Martins and a Yellow Wagtail passed overhead. 

Five Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The moth traps remain productive with a Mottled Beauty (perhaps surprisingly only our fifth record), a Brussels Lace and our seventh record of a superb Dewick's Plusia of note. 

Dewick's Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa   Dungeness   10th July 2023