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25th May

There was the smallest of arrivals of migrants with six Willow Warblers and a Mistle Thrush in the area of some note while birds passing overhead including a Buzzard, two Lapwings, 16 House Martin and two Yellow Wagtails
There was a single first-summer Mediterranean Gull at the Patch this evening and a Shag flew east during the morning.

Seven Porpoises were feeding offshore in the flat calm sea.

Three Grizzled Skippers were seen during the day and a decent catch of moths included only our second record of Caloptilia alchimiella.
Caloptilia alchimiella    Dungeness   25th May 2020
This is only the second observatory record of this oak-feeding moth..


Yellow-wort Blackstonia perfiolata   Dungeness   25th May 2020
A recent addition to the  flora of the recording area but now in large amounts near Lloyds Cottage
and inside the perimeter fence of the power station.