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7th July

A Common Treecreeper in the Old Lighthouse Garden this morning was the days unexpected highlight and continuing the woodland theme a Great Spotted Woodpecker and at least two Crossbills also flew over.

The best in the Observatory moth trap was another Oak Nycteoline but some pheromone luring for clearwings proved highly successful. Two Six-belted Clearwings were seen but the star of the show were Lunar Hornet Moths which came in droves within minutes to a lure in the trapping area.

Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis   Dungeness   7th July 2020

Elsewhere, the Black-winged Stilt continues its stay at the ARC Pit.