Quiet on the bird front with just two Mediterranean Gulls feeding offshore and a Great Spotted Woodpecker at the Long Pits.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
The main excitement of the day was the discovery of a small population of Scarce Emeralds damselflies in the bomb hole pools at the south-east corner of the Trapping Area. This is the first record for the Observatory recording area.
|Scarce Emeralds Lestes dryas female and and male Dungeness 23rd June 2023
Pheromone lure put out for Lunar Hornet Moths and Six-belted Clearwings proved very successful with around 20 individuals of the first and six of the second being quickly attracted to them. The Large Tortoiseshell was seen again around its favoured flowering bramble patches at the Long Pits.
|Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis Dungeness 23rd June 2023