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25th June

Nothing to report on the bird front but more thunderstorms in the early hours brought a small arrival of migrant moths. Unfortunately the storms also resulted in power cuts which obviously affected the catch but there was one notable highlight in the form of the 4th British record of the superb pyrale Chrysocrambus linetella.
Other bits in the traps included four Dioryctria abietella and our 3rd record of Red-necked Footman
Elsewhere, a Ringed Border was caught at Littlestone - the third area record of this very recent colonist.
Chrysocrambus linetella   Dungeness   25th June 2019

Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis   Dungeness   25th June 2019


Ringed Border Stegania cararia   Littlestone   25th June  2019
Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.