Most of the days interest was in a large arrival/movement of Mediterranean Gulls with an minimum of 350 birds being seen along with at least three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. Single Whimbrel and Curlew also flew west and 690 Swifts and 16 Sand Martins flew out to sea.
|Mediterranean Gulls Larus melanocephalus Dungeness 11th July 2023
Five Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.
Some outstanding late news concerns a moth trapped by Dorothy Beck on 7th July, Searching through the foreign literature by Sean Clancy eventually showed it to be an example of Hadula odontites and is a new species to Britain.
|Hadula odontites Lydd-on-sea 7th July 2023