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26th July

Today saw the first small arrival of grounded migrants of the autumn with 16 Willow Warblers being counted.

Moth trapping produced a surprise in the form of Radford's Flame Shoulder. This is the fifth Observatory record and also the first "summer" record for the wider area and possibly suggesting a locally-bred individual rather than a primary migrant. 

Radford's Flame Shoulder Ochropleura leucogaster   Dungeness   26th July 2023

A few Tree Crickets nymphs were swept from the usual areas but no Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were caught.