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18th July

There was some further signs of migration getting underway with 60 Sand Martins and 12 Yellow Wagtails passing overhead. At least 20 Mediterranean Gulls were among the throng of gulls feeding offshore during the day.

At least eight Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Another Lesser Emperor was hunting and resting along the concrete wall between the red/white gate and the seawatch hide. Later in the day two Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen  at the Long Pits.

There was another decent catch of moths with the highlights including a Pine Hawkmoth, two Sussex Emeralds and a Lunar-spotted Pinion and another Yponomueta evonymella

Pine Hawkmoth Hyloicus pinastri and Lunar-spotted Pinion Cosmia pyralina.  Dungeness   18th July 2021