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26th Aug

A very quiet day on both land and sea with just single Arctic Skua and Great Skua seen offshore and 45 Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail of note on the land.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Despite the seemingly unpromising weather the moth traps still came up with the goods in the form of a Portland Ribbon Wave (2nd Observatory record) and a Channel Islands Pug.

Portland Ribbon Wave Idaea degeneraria   Dungeness