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26th May

Still very quiet with just 60 Common Scoters offshore and a Corn Bunting on the land.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen in the Desert..

The highlight of the day without doubt though was a Willowherb Hawkmoth caught by Barry Banson on 24th May and hot on the heels of one caught at Folkestone. This is the fifth British record of this spectacular moth.

Willowherb Hawkmoth Proserpinus proserpina   Greatstone   24th May 2024