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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Wednesday 13th July 2016


The undoubted highlight of the day was this superb Spurge Hawk moth, which is a rare immigrant to the UK, mainly in the very south of the Country. It has on exceptionally rare occasions bred, as here in 2010. Also in the moth traps overnight was a Kent Black Arches, a nationally scarce moth found along the south and south-east coasts. Below is a picture of a Lesser Cockroach, a native of Britain, found regularly here as it is a beach debris feeder.


Of note today on the bird front were 285 Black-headed Gulls, 167 Sand Martin, 1 Little Egret, 1 juv Med Gull and 1 Yellow Wagtail all going south.

4 birds were ringed, they were 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Dunnock and 1 Goldfinch.