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24th May

Very quiet with a Manx Shearwater offshore this evening and a Buzzard and four Corn Buntings of note this morning.

A Porpoise was seen offshore and a Badger came into the Observatory garden again this evening.

The run of unusual moths caught at the traps continues with the best of this mornings catch being our fourth record of Pretty Chalk Carpet along with a couple of Bordered Straws and 12 Silver Y's also of note. A Grizzled Skipper was seen in the Moat.

Pretty Chalk Carpet Melanthia procellata   Dungeness   24th May 2022