A murky morning saw the arrival of a few more Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps and a trickle of birds overhead including two Grey Wagtails, two Tree Pipits and five Reed Buntings. A Kingfisher was also seen at the Long Pits. It remains quiet offshore with just ten Sanderlings, three Mediterranean Gulls and two Arctic Skuas of note.
Three Porpoises, a Common Seal and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
The moth traps were quiet in terms of numbers but did include a Palpita vitrealis, a Delicate and a first for Dungeness in the form of this tiny Cosmopterix pulchrimella.
|Cosmopterix pulchrimella Dungeness 25th September 2021
This species was first found in Britain in 2001 and the larva feeds on Pelitory-of-the-Wall
|Dytiscus dimidiatus Dungeness 25th September 2021