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5th July

Fifteen Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and 60 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail flew over. The breeding Herring Gulls have had a tough time of things this year with concerted efforts within the power stations to discourage nesting and now the strong possibility that Avian Flu is having some effect with several chicks dying either directly or through the adults catching the disease.

Herring Gull Larus argentatus   Dungeness   5th July 2022
Two live chicks and three dead chicks in this image

.Five Porpoise were feeding offshore.

The best from the moth traps were nine Sussex Emeralds and two Drinkers but the highlight came when sweep netting in the trapping area during the afternoon produced two Six-belted Clearwings were caught. An unusually-marked Brown-tail moth was also captured..

Brown-tailed Euproctis chrysorrhoea aberration  Dungeness 5th July 2022