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13th July

Very quiet on the land but most of the interest offshore where at least 200 Mediterranean Gulls and five juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were seen. 

Mediterranean Gulls Larus melanocephalus   Dungeness   13th July 2023
A small part of the feeding flock of gulls

Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus   juveniles   Dungeness   13th July 2023
The two youngsters are very close to fledging.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen along the Power Station wall and an Olive-tree Pearl Palpita vitrealis was caught in the moth traps overnight.