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22nd Oct

The highlight on the land was a Yellow-browed Warbler in the trapping area although it was hard to see. Other grounded migrants included ten Chiffchaffs, seven Firecrests and two Wheatears. Birds passing overhead included 34 Skylarks, 25 Swallows, a Tree Sparrow, three Rock Pipits, 20 Redpolls, 500 Goldfinch and 24 Siskins. The sea was quiet but first-winter Caspian and Yellow-legged Gulls were seen on the beach.

Two Porpoises were seen offshore and a Badger came into the garden again this evening.

Despite strong winds the moth traps produced some migrants with our seventh record of Ni Moth and two Palpita vitrealis. A Mediterranean Stick-insect was seen in the garden again.

Ni Moth Trichplusia ni   Dungeness   22nd October 2022