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23rd July

A Common Treecreeper trapped in the Moat this morning was an unexpected highlight of the day. Land migrants were difficult to find but 50 Yellow Wagtails flew over. A spell of bread-throwing at the fishing boats in the afternoon produced seven juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls, 12 Mediterranean Gulls and five Turnstones.

Common Treecreeper Certhia familiaris   Dungeness   23rd July 2022

Six Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were fairly quiet but did produce a Channel Islands Pug and a Black Arches. A Dark Crimson Underwing came to over-ripe fruit put out in the garden. A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen at the north end of the Long Pits.