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More of the same weather although by late afternoon there were signs of things breaking down with some thunderstorms arriving. Birds were also much the same with just a thin scatter of commoner migrants and the highlight of our second Nightingale of the month.
Nightingale Luscinia megarynchos Dungeness 7th August 2018
Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore. The moth traps were also fairly quiet but did produce three Cydia amplana of note.