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28th June

Very quiet with a flock of 12 Pochard and four Buzzards over the area and a Grey Wagtail passing through being the highlights.

A Grey Seal was seen offshore.

Moth trapping overnight produced two Bordered Straws whilst seep-netting in the Trapping Area produced our second records of the micros Metalampra italica and Bisignia procerella. Ten early stage Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were also caught and six Mottled Shieldbugs were also found.

Bisigna procerella    Dungeness   28th June 2022
Only the second Observatory record.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata   Dungeness   28th June 2022
Early-stage nymphs are being sweep-netted at a couple of the regular spots in the Trapping Area.