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31st Oct

Very quiet on the land but a Ring Ouzel was a nice surprise while other bits and pieces included eight Swallows, two Dartford Warblers, 18 Goldcrests, six Fieldfares, a Rock Pipit and 15 Redpolls of some note. It was also quiet offshore with just a Shag, ten Mediterranean Gulls, four Sandwich Terns and two Arctic Terns of note.

Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus   Dungeness   31st October 2022

Further searching for Crimson Speckled moths was very successful with another four individuals found while the moth traps produced two Scarce Bordered Straws and a Delicate. A Red-veined Darter was also a nice find at the fishing boats. Six Ornate Shieldbugs were found again in front of the Observatory.