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13th July

Thirty Swifts passed through during the morning and three Mediterranean Gulls flew west in the evening.

Most of the morning was spent sorting through the moth traps were we ended up with a remarkable total of 178 species (plus a couple to be confirmed).  Despite the huge numbers there was actually not a great deal of migrant activity with highlights including the pyralids, Gymnancyla canella, three Evergestis limbata and six Sitochroa palealis, a Vestal, 20 Sussex Emeralds, our fifth record of Brussels Lace and our sixth record of The Fan-foot.

Brussels Lace Chleorodes lichenaria   Dungeness   13th July 2022