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19th July

Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and three Yellow Wagtails passed through this morning and a single Mediterranean Gull was feeding offshore.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Thresher Shark breached on one occasion.

There was another decent catch of moths overnight and with a Fan-foot of note - only the sixth record for the trap. Other bits and pieces included four Sussex Emeralds and at least 12  of the normally scarce Yponomeuta evonymella.

Fan-foot Zanclognatha tarsipennalis   Dungeness   19th July 2021