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26th Oct

Very little to be seen on both the land and at sea. The best on the land were two Dartford Warblers, two Firecrests and a Wheatear while ten Little Gulls, three Mediterranean Gulls and six Sandwich Terns flew west offshore.

A Porpoise was feeding offshore, two Brown Hares were seen during the day and a Badger came into the garden again.

Moths in the traps included two Palpita vitrealis, a Delicate and two Scarce Bordered Straws but the highlight was found during the morning with a superb Crimson Speckled. Two Ornate Shieldbugs were still present in front of the Observatory.

Crimson Speckled Utethesia pulchella   Dungeness   26th October 2022