The sea was very slow in the flat conditions with just two lingering Arctic Skuas of any interest.
Seven Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
It was easily the best night of the year for moths with the Observatory traps producing Dusky Hook-tip (4th Observatory record), The Gem, Clay Triple-lines, Cypress Pug, Jersey Tiger and Scarce Bordered Straw of note among the macro moths whilst three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were also seen during the day.
|Dusky Hook-tip Drepana curvatula, Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera and Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria Dungeness
A Holly Blue was flying in the Old Lighthouse Garden. Large numbers of Common Blues, Brown Argus and Small Coppers can still be seen. Two Small Coppers of the form radiata were also seen.
Another check for rare orthoptera this afternoon was surprisingly productive with five Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets including two new individuals being found.
|Sickle-bearing Bush crickets Phaneroptera falcata Dungeness 25th August 2016