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2016 Report

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20th July

Today was very quiet on the bird front in the strong SW wind, highlights included; 50 Common Scoter feeding close inshore by the Patch, two Arctic Skua and a Razorbill east.
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra   Dungeness   20th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)
Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The Obs Moth Trap was quite busy with Double Kidney and seven Langmaid's Yellow Underwing. Some very good migrant moths were caught elsewhere in the Dungeness recording area; Pale Shoulder, Tamarisk Peacock, 2 Speckled Footman and Metalampra italica.
Double Kidney Ipimorpha retusa   Dungeness   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing Noctua janthina   Dungeness   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida   Lydd   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Tamarisk Peacock Chiasmia aestimaria   Greatstone-on-Sea   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory) 

Speckled Footman Coscinia cribraria   Dungeness   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Metalampra italica   New Romney   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)