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18th August

A Pied Flycatcher on the Power Station fence and 43 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit over the area were about the best on offer on the land whilst two Arctic Skuas were lingering offshore and a Manx Shearwater flew west.

Elsewhere, a Stone-curlew was showing well in Hayfield 3 on the RSPB Reserve and at least two Great White Egrets were present.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Despite very low numbers of moths in the traps overnight there were a couple of rarer species in the form of a Rest Harrow (only the fourth to be caught at the Observatory) and two Tawny-barred Angles (the 9th and 10th Observatory records).



Rest Harrow Aplasta ononaria and Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata   Dungeness   18th August 2016
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