A Common Seal and two Porpoise were seen offshore.
The main interest of the morning was a huge catch of moths in the two traps. A total of 132 species were recorded with a Poplar Lutestring, a Scorched Carpet, a Large Emerald, an Obscure Wainscot and five Langmaid's Yellow Underwing of note and the moth of the night in the form of a Speckled Footman ssp. arenaria. This species occurs in two forms with one breeding in Dorset and the second occurring as a very rare migrant. This is the second Observatory (first on 27th June 2011) and only the fourth Dungeness record.
|Speckled Footman Coscinia cribraria ssp arenaria Dungeness 7th July 2017
|Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata Dungeness 7th July 2017
|Large Emerald Geometra papilionaria Dungeness 7th July 2017