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30th June

A Green Sandpiper and 200 Swifts flew over in the evening and a Mediterranean Gull was feeding offshore.

Sweep-netting in the Trapping Area proved productive with a Heath Shieldbug and four Mottled Shieldbugs caught along with three very large, green lacewings believed to be Nineta flava, 23 nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and a Red-thighed Bee Epeolus cruciger, A pheromone lure set in the Trapping Area caught two Lunar Hornet moths while the more conventional moth traps also produced two Bordered Straws and two Langmaid's Yellow Underwings