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22nd July

The morning seawatch produced just a Whimbrel, six Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. Two Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail flew over during the morning and as the weather deteriorated in the afternoon around 2,000 Swifts initially went out to sea and later gathered overhead.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a party of three unidentified dolphins went west but evaded identification.

Moth trapping remarkably produced another two Dark Crimson Underwings and also a Rose Plume of note.

Dark Crimson Underwings Catocala sponsa   Dungeness   22nd July 2023

Rose Plume Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla   Dungeness   22nd July 2023
The fifth Observatory record.