A Balearic Shearwater and two Arctic Skuas were seen offshore this morning.
The moth traps were low on quantity this morning but were extremely in quality with a stunning Clifden Nonpareil (our second record) and also a very scarce pyralid Loxostege sticticalis (our fourth record). Singles of Scarce Bordered Straw, Dark Sword-grass and Pearly Underwing were also caught and at least four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were feeding at the Red Valerian in the Moat with another at the top of the recording area..
|Clifden Nonpareil Catocala fraxini Dungeness 23rd August 2017
|Photographing the Clifden Nonpareil
|Loxostege sticticalis Dungeness 23rd August 2017