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9th July

A few more signs of autumn migration getting underway with a juvenile Sedge Warbler in the Moat and a Yellow Wagtail flying over the Trapping Area. A half-hour seawatch this evening produced five Mediterranean Gulls heading west.

A Grey Seal was seen offshore.

The moth traps were fairly uninspiring this morning but a play with pheromone lures in the Trapping Area produced Lunar Hornet Moth and Six-belted Clearwing.

Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis   Dungeness   9th July 2021