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10th Ssep

There were a handful of migrants on the land with 50 Blackcaps and a Redstart of note. An Osprey flew out to sea and five Buzzards flew over the area. Two Balearic Shearwaters and five Black Terns were the best of a meagre passage of birds offshore.

The best from the moth traps were singles of Scarce Bordered Straw and Delicate. A huge colony of Fire Bugs was found in the Observatory Garden.

Fire Bugs Pyrrhocoris apterus   Dungeness   10th September 2022
A range of instars shown here.