Fourteen Arctic Skuas and eight Black Terns flew west this afternoon and a Little Tern, a juvenile Little Gull and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull were feeding offshore.
At least ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Another male Southern Oak Bush Cricket was found in the garden.
Moth trapping produced a new species for the Dungeness area in the form of the tiny Caloptilia alchimiella and brings the area Lepidoptera list to an impressive 1300 species. The moth trap was otherwise a bit disappointing with plenty of common moths but not a great deal in the way of typical migrants. A Gem was probably the best of the rest along with a Dusky Thorn, a Dog's Tooth and 17 Nomophila noctuella.
|Caloptilia alchimiella Dungeness 6th September 2016