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12th Aug

Hot and very humid again today but relieved by a brief spell of heavy rain which dropped in a few migrants including three Whinchats, a Redstart and a Pied Flycatcher whilst a Tree Pipit, a Grey Wagtail and 23 Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca   Dugeness   12th August 2020

A Manx Shearwater flew east this morning and a juvenile Caspian Gull was found at the fishing boats in the afternoon.

The three moth traps were very productive last night with a Beautiful Marbled, a remarkable 17 Tree-lichen Beauty's, two Golden Twin-spots and a Jersey Tiger of great note. Four Holly Blue butterflies and a Lesser Emperor dragonfly were also seen today.


Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina,,  Golden Twin-spot   Chrysodeixis chalcites and
Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria   Dungeness   12th August 2020 
 
Two Grey Seals were also seen