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15th Sep

Not a great deal on the land with a juvenile Cuckoo, just nine Grey Wagtails (two caught), 53 Siskins and three Lesser Redpolls of note.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea   Dungeness   15th SEptember 2020
It also remains quiet offshore although a Balearic Shearwater, a Little Gull, a Little Tern and five Arctic Skuas flew west and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was on the beach.

Three Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A late morning search for Large Coneheads produced one female.
Large Conehead Ruspolia nitidula    female   Dungeness   15th September 2020
Another small catch of moths was high on quality with a Golden Twin-spot and our first record of Box Moth trapped. Four Clouded Yellow were seen.
Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixus chalcites   Dungeness   15th September 2020