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10th Sep

A flock of 30 Knot flew west offshore and six Arctic Skuas were chasing terns. It was very quiet in the bushes again but 27 Yellow Wagtails, three Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and six Siskin passed overhead.

An excellent total of at least 25 Porpoises and a Grey Seal feeding offshore.

The moth traps were productive with a Box-tree Moth, a Vestal, an Oblique-striped (the third Observatory record), a Cryptic Fern and three Delicates of note. 

Cryptic Fern Horisme radicaria   Dungeness   10th September 2023

Oblique-striped Phibalapteryx virgata   Dungeness   10th September 2023