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9th Aug

Still very quiet for birds with the best being a single Black Tern. Five Mediterranean Gulls flew east this morning  and a  juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was among the gulls  at the fishing boats this evening. A Kingfisher was seen at the Long Pits again. Eight Wheatears were also new arrivals.

A Porpoise and a Common Seal were feeding off the fishing boats..

The moth traps were very disappointing but the small catch did include a Dusky Thorn and this super-looking Peach Blossom.
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis   Dungeness   9th Aug.2020.
A Lesser Emperor and five Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the southern end of the Long Pits.

The first couple of flowering Autumn Lady's-tresses were found in the trapping area.
Autumn Lady's-tresses Spiranthes spiralis   Dungeness   9th August 2020on
Elsewhere today, another Monarch butterfly was seen in a private garden at Greatstone and this evening a Glossy Ibis dropped into the ARC Pit.