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5th Oct

A very quiet day with just three Arctic Skuas and 301 Gannets seen offshore and 30 Chiffchaffs and 40 Siskins on the land.

Nine Porpoises, three Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore and a very distant pod of unidentified dolphins was seen bow-riding a westbound cargo ship.

The moths provided plenty of interest with a Brindled Green (a new species for the Observatory) along with three Vestals, a Radford's Flame Shoulder and five Delicates of note.

Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita   Dungeness   5th October 2023

Elsewhere, the Pallid Harrier was seen around Dengemarsh on several occasions during the day.