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2nd Oct

A Dotterel which flew over the Trapping Area during the morning was the highlight of the day. Other bits and pieces of note were a Hobby, 2500 Swallows, 35 Chiffchaffs, a Dartford Warbler a Wheatear and a Tree Pipit.

Shieldbugs provided plenty of interest with 21 Ornate Shieldbugs, 87 Brassica Bugs and a Mottled Bug of interest. 

Mottled Shieldbug Rhaphigaster nebulosa   Dungeness   2nd October 2022