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17th May

Another perfect netting morning which failed to produce with just one Whitethroat caught in over four hours of netting. The highlight of the day was a Hawfinch which spent five minutes or so flying over the Trapping Area. A Spotted Flycatcher was also seen.

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Five Painted Ladies were new arrivals but migrant moths were limited to a few Plutella xylostella.

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui   Dungeness   17th May 2022

Elsewhere, the Purple Heron (first seen on Sunday) gave good flight views at times on the RSPB Reserve.