20th July

Another quiet day with just a Whimbrel, two Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull offshore and 85 Sand Martins passing through.

At least six Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Stoat was seen at the Long Pits.

With windier conditions overnight the moth catch was much reduced compared to the last couple of nights but still produced a True Lovers Knot and a Slender Brindle, the latter being only the fifth record for the Observatory.

True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea and Slender Brindle Apamea scolopacina   Dungeness 20th July 2016