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24th July

A quiet day on the land with just four Willow Warblers and two Crossbills of note. It was Also very quiet offshore.

Ten Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The highlight from the Observatory moth trap was a Pale Grass Eggar of the form obsoleta. However, this was completely overshadowed by the trapping of Pine-tree Lappet at Greatstone by Barry Banson. Although they breed in Invernesshire this is a very rare migrant away from here with only around five previous British records.
Pale Grass Eggar Lasiocampa trifolii form obsoleta   Dungeness   24th July 2020


Pine-tree Lappet Dendrolimus pini    Greatstone   24th July 2020
The Black-winged Stilt continues its stay at the ARC Pit.