Three Mediterranean Gulls and three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were seen offshore along with the first juvenile Arctic Tern of the autumn. It was very quiet on the land.
Two Grey Seals and a Porpoise were feeding offshore.
An Antler was the highlight from the moth traps.
|Antler Cerapteryx graminis Dungeness 3rd August 2022
However, the insect highlight came with finding of an Ant-lion Euroleon nostras in the trapping area - only the second Observatory recording area record
|Ant-lion Euroleon nostras Dungeness 3rd August 2022
The evening search for the rarer orthoptera produced five Large Cone-heads and three Mediterranean Stick-insects were seen in the Observatory garden. of note, one of the cone-heads was of the rarely seen brown morph.
|Large Cone-head Ruspolia nitidula Dungeness 3rd August 2022
|Mediterranean Stick-insect Bacillus rossius Dungeness 3rd August 2022