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11th July

Not a great deal to report on the bird front.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were fairly quiet this morning. A later session with pheromone lures attracted four Lunar Hornet Moths but sadly they did not hang around for any photo opportunities. Three male Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at he southernmost end of the Long Pits. Large numbers of Large White, Red Admirals and Peacocks can be seen around the Point.

Further afield, the Black-winged Stilt continues to show itself at the ARC Pit and an immature Southern Migrant Hawker was seen  at New Romney.

Southern Migrant Hawker Aeshna affinis   New Romney   11th July 2020