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22nd July

The hot and dry weather continues. A three-hour seawatch this morning produced 36 Mediterranean Gulls and 72 Sandwich Terns and a couple of Whimbrel flew over.

Two Small Red-eyed Damselfies were seen at the Long Pits.

Small Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma viridulum   Dungeness   22nd July 2021

The moth traps were surprisingly quiet but a session with pheromone lures produced several Six-belted Clearwings.

Six-belted Clearwing Bembecia ichneumonifrons     Dungeness   22nd Julu 2021