After thunderstorms overnight it was another very hot day again. Migration was limited to 12 Yellow Wagtails and 11 Mediterranean Gulls offshore. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull came into the offerings at the fishing boats.
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Moth trapping was very good again although there no major surprises and with Black Arches (ninth Observatory record) and Common Lutestring of note.
|Black Arches Lymantria monacha Dungeness 20th July 2022
Searching for interesting orthoptera produced two late-stage nymph Large Coneheads, an adult Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket as well as a few nymphs and a few Tree Crickets. An adult example of the Mediterranean Stick-insect was found in the Observatory garden.