A quiet day on both land and at sea. A trickle of birds passed overhead including 67 Siskins and a Dartford Warbler, a Firecrest, 14 Goldcrests were seen in the bushes. Two Arctic Skuas and an Arctic Tern were of note offshore.
Moths continue to provide the excitement with a Red-headed Chestnut (second Observatory record of this rare migrant), three Palpita vitrealis, a Vestal, 12 Scarce Bordered Straws and a Cosmopolitan., In a brief spell of better weather another Crimson Speckled was also found. An adult Mediterranean Stick-insect was found this evening.
|Red-headed Chestnut Conistra erythrocephala Dungeness 30th October 2022