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9th July

Fifteen Swift flew out to sea and 20 Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore.

Two Porpoises were seen.

The moth traps were very productive with at least 144 species recorded and including our second Bright Wave, a fourth record of Beautiful Hook-tip, our sixth record of Dark Umber and our tenth record of Obscure Wainscot.

Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula   Dungeness   9th July 2023

Bright Wave Idaea ochrata   Dungeness   9th July 2023