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26th July

A Green Sandpiper which flew over the Observatory, six Mediterranean Gulls feeding offshore and an Arctic Skua were the highlights.

A Common Pipistrelle bat was flying around the Observatory in the early hours and a Grey Seal was seen offshore.

The best of the moths from the traps were the pyralid Acrobasis tumidana, 66 Yponomeuta evonymella, 62 Yponomeuta rorella, two Sussex Emeralds and The Ear Moth. Four Clouded Yellow butterflies were seen along the power station wall.

Acrobasis tumidana   Dungeness   26th July 2021