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21st May

It remains extremely quiet on the land with just a Sedge Warbler in the Moat and two Spotted Flycatchers being about the only migrants of note.

Despite a fairly poor catch of moths in terms of numbers last night it was still worth running with the catching of another Striped Hawkmoth.

Striped Hawkmoth Hyles livornica   Dungeness   21st May 2022

Elsewhere on Dungeness the male Ring-necked Duck was refound on the ARC Pit. 

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris   ARC Pit, Dungeness RSPB   21st May 2022