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4th July

Two Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail flew over this morning and 40 Sand Martins were feeding at the Point in the afternoon.

The moths were quite busy this morning with including a Figure-of-80 (first record since 2011), our fifth Mottled Beauty, 14 Sussex Emeralds, our ninth record of Obscure Wainscot, a Bordered Straw, a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing  and our second Anania verbascalis of the year. In addition, although a very common moth here in the autumn this Feathered Brindle was a remarkably early record. 

Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis   Dungeness   4th July 2022