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9th July

A Bee-eater was seen over the Point from the Observatory at 0900hrs and over the next 90 minutes or so it was seen on numerous occasions but was typically highly mobile. A Marsh Harrier, 50 Swifts, four Ravens, 250 Sand Martins and three Yellow Wagtails also passed overhead and 70 Mediterranean Gulls passed offshore.

The best from the moth traps were a Small Rivulet and13 Sussex Emeralds.

Sussex Emerald Thalera fimbrialis   Dungeness   9th July 2022