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24th July

First signs of a few grounded migrants with two Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler and a Sedge Warbler in the bushes. A few Swifts also passed overhead.
It was another fairly quiet day offshore with several seawatching sessions producing just a trickle of Gannets and Common Terns passing west.

Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The moth traps produced a Small Rivulet, four Dark Sword-grass and four Langmaid's Yellow Underwings of note but these were very much outshone by a Shining Marbled caught by Ben Lewis on the RSPB reserve. 
Shining Marbled Pseudiostrotia candidula   Dungeness RSPB   24th July 2017
The first Tree Crickets of the season were heard singing from the usual area this evening.