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22nd July

Four Willow Warblers and a small increase in Reed Warbler numbers were noted whilst a few Sand Martins and 11 Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.
Very quiet offshore with just one Mediterranean Gull and a party of three Little Terns of note.

Four Porpoises were seen.

Singles of the pyralids Udea ferrugalis and Nomophila noctuella and a Dark Sword-grass were the only obvious migrants in the moth trap whilst another True Lover's Knot and the uncommon pyralid Sitochroa palealis were also of note.

A check this evening for rare crickets produced just Grey Bush-crickets and Long-winged Coneheads and a few Lesser Cockroaches whilst a check of the sleeper line on the way back produced three examples of the scarce beetle Helops caerulea
Helops caerulea   Dungeness   22nd July 2016