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14th Aug

The very hot weather combined with clear skies and a bright full moon all night continue to limit migrant numbers on the land. Reed Warblers were the most obvious with 25 along with just 15 Willow Warblers in the Trapping Area and Moat. Singles of Marsh Harrier, Snipe, Redshank and Common Sandpiper and 12 Yellow Wagtails flew over.  Two Arctic Skuas flew east this morning and a one-hour seawatch this afternoon produced 45 Mediterranean Gulls moving east.

The moth traps were very quiet but the Heligoland Trap provided the best record again with a Gypsy Moth flying around the catching end of the trap.

Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar   Dungeness   14th August 2022