A first-winter Caspian Gull was seen on the beach at the fishing boats this afternoon.
A few Song Thrushes were seen in the bushes and 1700 Goldfinches and 250 Linnets passed through.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
The moth traps were very quiet in the windy conditions but a Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen in the field and the caterpillar that was found on Sep.12th also hatched out.
|Hummingbird Hawkmoth Macroglossom stellatarum emerged from pupa 13th October 2018|
The saga of the Asian Hornet continues with a male seen in a private garden and then it/or another individual was trapped not far away in the lighthouse garden.
|Asian Hornet Vespa vetulina male Dungeness 13th October 2018 (D.Bunney)|