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5th June

Little to be seen with just 20 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail overhead and a new Chiffchaff in the Moat.

The moth traps proved interesting despite the poor conditions with a notable count of 30 Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana and also a Celypha rufana.

Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana   Dungeness   5th June 2022
It appears that three was a huge arrival of these along the Kent coast overnight.

Celypha rufana   Dungeness   5th June 2022