There was very little offshore movement but 500 Mediterranean Gulls were still present.
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.
The moth trap was almost devoid of moths but two Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen around the Observatory and a good variety of butterflies were noted including 25 Red Admirals and late Common Blue, Speckled Wood and Small Heath. The insect highlight however was a male Vagrant Emperor which spent about 45 minutes around the Moat this afternoon. This is the first Observatory record of this rare visitor.
|Vagrant Emperor Anax ephipper Dungeness 24th October 2018|