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23rd May

A day of mostly light winds but with heavy rain for much of the morning. As now expected migrants were few and far between with just a Hobby and a Ring Ouzel in the Desert of note.

A Porpoise was seen offshore, a Common Pipistrelle was flying around the Observatory and two Badgers were feeding in the Observatory garden today..

Although moth numbers in the traps were fairly low they did include a Flame Wainscot which was a new species for the Observatory traps and a Bordered Straw was also of note.

Flame Wainscot Mythimna flammea   Dungeness   23rd May 2022

Elsewhere, the Ring-necked Duck was still showing well on the ARC Pit again.