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10th June

A cloudy, damp morning produced 400 Swifts overhead and a Spotted Flycatcher in the trapping area. A pair of Great Crested Grebes have nested at the Long Pits and now have three young in tow.

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus   Long Pits   10th June 2024

Two Scarce Emerald Damselflies and three Norfolk Hawkers were seen in the Trapping Area.

Scarce Emerald Damselfly Lestes dryas   female   Dungeness   100624