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