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19th Aug

Two Teal west offshore, two Greenshank, a Whinchat and 35 Yellow Wagtails were the only birds of note.

Two Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were very busy overnight and produced a Small Fan-footed Wave, two Red Underwings, a Jersey Tiger, a Hoary Footman and five Cydia amplana

Cydia amplana   Dungeness 19th August 2023

A Holly Blue butterfly was seen during the day. and an Ornate Shieldbug was found in front of the Observatory.