Friday, 11 September 2020

Had a better visit to Dungeness last week with Glossy Ibis, Little Stint, Little Gull, 7 Cattle Egrets, 17 Whinchats and an Osprey. On Sunday the Wryneck showed on and off at Swalecliffe. Today at Dungeness it was much quieter. The Ibis was still present with 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, and about 30 Siskins were flying over the ARC Pit. A young Grass Snake was seen along the Dengemarsh Gully. In the moth trap this week an Orange Sallow was new for the year, and there have been 2 examples of the infamous Boxworm Moth, which was the first I've seen. Another first was the Rambur's Pied Shieldbug which I found in the kitchen. This species was first recorded in the UK in Kent in 2011-obviously spreading.

 Rambur's Pied Shieldbug


Grass Snake
Orange Sallow
Boxworm Moth

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