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