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30th Oct

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