Folkestone & Hythe Birds

and other natural history

Last updated: 21st Aug
The 2017 area bird year list is 180 species (175 species at the same time last year)

21st - An Osprey flew west over Joyes Road, Folkestone (Dale Gibson). A Wheatear and 3 Whinchats at Princes Parade (Brian Harper). A Curlew, a Goldcrest, a Yellow Wagtail and 5 Willow Warblers at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett).


A Rush Veneer at Seabrook, where Red Underwing was new for the year (Paul Howe). 2 Dark Sword-grass at Cheriton, where Centre-barred Sallow was new for the year (Brian Harper). 3 Dark Sword-grass at Hythe (Ian Roberts). Orange Sallow at West Hythe was new for the year (Fred Butcher / Tony Rouse).


20th - A Tree Pipit, a Sedge Warbler, a Yellow Wagtail, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Willow Warblers and 15 Whitethroats at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett). 2 Swifts flew over Hythe (Glenn Tutton).


A Palpita vitrealis (Olive-tree Pearl) and a Dark Sword-grass at Hythe. A Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer) at Paraker Wood (Ian Roberts / Brian Harper). A Palpita vitrealis (Olive-tree Pearl), a Hummingbird Hawk-moth and 2 Rush Veneers at Seabrook and 8 Migrant Hawkers at Horn Street (Paul Howe).

Golden Twin-spot at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Golden Twin-spot at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Common Sandpiper at Samphire Hoe (Phil Smith)

Wheatear at Samphire Hoe

(Phil Smith)

19th - 2 Whinchats and 4 Swifts at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett). 2 Swifts at Hythe (Clive Nuttman).


A Golden Twin-spot, a Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer) and a Dark Sword-grass at Hythe (Ian Roberts). A Golden Twin-spot and a Dark Sword-grass at Seabrook (Paul Howe).


17th - A Whinchat, a Reed Warbler, a Willow Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat and 8 Whitethroats at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett).


A Dark Sword-grass at Hythe (Ian Roberts). 


16th - Frosted Orange and Hypatima rhomboidella (Square-spot Sober) at Heane Wood were new for the year (Brian Harper / Ian Roberts). A Dark Sword-grass and a Rush Veneer at Hythe (Ian Roberts).

15th - A Garden Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Wheatear, 2 Sand Martins, 5 Willow Warblers and 12 Whitethroats at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett).

The Passenger at Hythe was the first area record (Ian Roberts).

14th - An Arctic Skua, 20 Sandwich Terns and 300 Mediterranean Gulls at Copt Point (Paul Trodd). 5 Wheatears and 7 Common Sandpipers at Samphire Hoe (Phil Smith). 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers and 8 Reed Warblers at Nickolls Quarry (Roger Norman).

Several Sitaris muralis (Flame-shouldered Blister Beetles) found at Palmarsh today constitute the first county record and are probably only the fourth modern UK colony to have been discovered (Jamie Tomsett). 5 Straw Belles at Castle Hill (Alfie Gay).

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The Passenger at Hythe (Ian Roberts)

Sitaris muralis at Palmarsh

(Jamie Tomsett)

Oleander Hawk-moth at Folkestone

(per Paul Howe)

The Four-spotted at West Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Gypsy Moth at Cheriton

(Brian Harper)

13th - A Sedge Warbler in a garden in Cheriton (Brian Harper). 3 Wheatears at Samphire Hoe (Mark Kennett).

A Dusky Hook-tip at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

11th - A Common Sandpiper at Folkestone Harbour (David Featherbe). A Wheatear at Copt Point (Alistair Mackay) and 2 at Samphire Hoe (Dave Clarke).

10th - 2 Convolvulus Hawk-moths at Horn Street (per Paul Howe) and a Dark Sword-grass at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

9th - A Dark Sword-grass at Seabrook (Paul Howe) and the first Rush Veneer of the year at Shorncliffe Cemetery (Brian Harper).

8th - A Whinchat and a Wheatear at Abbotscliffe and a Whimbrel and 7 Black Redstarts at Samphire Hoe (Mark Kennett).

An Oleander Hawk-moth was found alive inside a house near Radnor Park, Folkestone (per Paul Howe). A Grayling, a Dusky Hook-tip, a Silver Y and 8 Diamond-back Moths at Seabrook, where Cochylis dubitana (Little Conch) was new for the year (Paul Howe). Orange Swift at Cheriton was also new for the year (Brian Harper).

7th - 3 Silver-spotted Skippers at Folkestone Warren and 12 Straw Belles in the Round Hill / Sugarloaf Hill area (Alfie Gay). A Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer), a Rusty-dot Pearl and a Dark Sword-grass at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

Webb's Wainscot at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Six-striped Rustic at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Hythe

(Garry Blackburn)

Great Diving Beetle at West Hythe

(Brian Harper)

6th - A Yellow Wagtail, a Sand Martin, 5 Willow Warblers, 7 Lesser Whitethroats and 20 Whitethroats at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett).

A Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer), a Rest Harrow, a White-banded Carpet, 3 Silver Ys and 10 Diamond-back Moths at Seabrook (Paul Howe). A Silver-spotted Skipper at Holywell (Alfie Gay).


5th - A Hobby flew over the Golden Valley, Cheriton (Chris Gillard).

A Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer), 2 Diamond-back Moths and 3 Silver Ys at Seabrook (Paul Howe). A Rusty-dot Pearl and 10 Silver Ys at Hythe, where Straw Underwing was new for the year (Ian Roberts). A Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Hythe (Garry Blackburn). A Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer) and a Gypsy Moth at Cheriton (Brian Harper).

4th - A Red Kite flew west at Mill Point and 820 Mediterranean Gulls at Copt Point (Ian Roberts / David Featherbe).

A Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer), a Dark Sword-grass, 4 Diamond-back Moths and 17 Silver Ys at Hythe (Ian Roberts). A Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Cheriton (Rachael & Jon Marshall). 3 Cydia amplana and 15 Silver Ys at Seabrook, where Caloptilia robustella (New Oak Slender) and Six-striped Rustic were new for the year (Paul Howe).

3rd - A Green Sandpiper flew out to sea from Hythe (Sean McMinn).

Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer) at Hythe (Ian Roberts) and a Cydia amplana at Seabrook, where Webb's Wainscot was new for the year (Paul Howe). 17 Straw Belles at Cheriton Hill (Alfie Gay).

2nd - 283 Mediterranean Gulls flew east past Seabrook (Paul Howe).

A Four-spotted and 7 Dark Sword-grass at West Hythe, where Nemapogon clematella (Barred White Clothes Moth) and Bulrush Wainscot were new for the year and a Great Diving Beetle was of note. A Gypsy Moth, 4 Diamond-back Moths and 6 Silver Ys at Hythe, whilst Cypress Pug at Cheriton was new for the year (Brian Harper / Ian Roberts). A Gypsy Moth, a Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer) and a Rusty-dot Pearl at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

1st - A Grey Partridge, a Reed Warbler, 6 Willow Warblers, 9 Lesser Whitethroats and 15 Whitethroats at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett).

A Dark Sword-grass, 3 Diamond-back Moths and 7 Silver Ys at Hythe (Ian Roberts). A Rusty-dot Pearl and 3 Diamond-back Moths at Cheriton (Brian Harper). A Mocha and a Pempeliella ornatella (Ornate Knot-horn) at Seabrook were of note (Paul Howe).

July

31st - A Common Sandpiper at Donkey Street (Brian Harper).

A Gypsy Moth, a Tree-lichen Beauty, 2 Diamond-back Moths and 7 Silver Ys at Cheriton, where Aspilapteryx tringipennella (Ribwort Slender) was new for the year (Brian Harper). A Dark Sword-grass, 4 Diamond-back Moths and 20 Silver Ys at Hythe, where Agriphila selasella (Pale-streak Grass-veneer) was new for the year. c.20 Painted Ladies at Samphire Hoe (Phil Smith). Argyresthia semifusca (Brown Rowan Argent) at Seabrook was new for the year (Paul Howe).

30th - A Hobby at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett).

A Gypsy Moth at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

Gypsy Moth at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Acrobasis tumidana at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Acrobasis tumidana at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Small Ranunculus at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

29th - Singles of Acrobasis tumidana (Scarce Oak Knot-horn) at Hythe (Ian Roberts) and Seabrook (Paul Howe) were the second and third area records.

28th - Small Ranunculus at Hythe was new for the year (Ian Roberts).

27th - An adult Iceland Gull was reported at Sunny Sands, Folkestone (Paul Edmondson).

A Gypsy Moth, an Aphomia zelleri, a Latticed Heath and a Dark Sword-grass at Folkestone Warren, where The Annulet, Golden-rod Pug, Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume), Cochylidia rupicola (Hemp-agrimony Conch) and Yponomeuta plumbella (Black-tipped Ermine) were new for the year (Fred Butcher / Tony Rouse / Alfie Gay / Ian Roberts). A Gypsy Moth and an Yponomeuta plumbella (Black-tipped Ermine) were also trapped at Cheriton (Brian Harper) and a Gypsy Moth and an Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) were also trapped at Hythe (Ian Roberts). Aethes cnicana (Thistle Conch) at Seabrook was also new for the year (Paul Howe).

Gypsy Moth at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

The Annulet at Folkestone Warren

(Ian Roberts)

Yponomeuta pumbella at Cheriton

(Brian Harper)

Agdistis bennetii at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Cochylimorpha alternana at Crete Road East (Ian Roberts)

Pyrausta nigrata at Crete Road East (Ian Roberts)

Ypsolopha dentella at Cheriton

(Brian Harper)

Grapholita compositella at Seabrook (Paul Howe). 

26th - A Sedge Warbler, a Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warblers, 5 Black Redstarts and 8 Lesser Whitethroats at Samphire Hoe (Steve Cutt).


Cochylimorpha alternana (Kentish Conch), Pyrausta nigrata (Wavy-barred Sable), Caloptilia semifascia (Maple Slender) and Ear Moth at Crete Road East were new for the year (Brian Harper / Ian Roberts). Dwarf Pug and Hoary Footman at Seabrook and Stathmopoda pedella (Alder Signal) and Phycitodes saxicola (Small Clouded Knot-horn) at Horn Street were also new for the year (Paul Howe).


25th - A Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers and 7 Lesser Whitethroats at Abbotscliffe (Mark Kennett).


Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth) at Cheriton was new for the year (Brian Harper). Grapholita compositella (Triple-stripe Piercer), Homoeosoma nebulella (Large Clouded Knot-horn) and Acleris laterana (Dark-triangle Button) at Seabrook were new for the year (Paul Howe).


24th - A Garden Warbler and a Willow Warbler at Samphire Hoe (Steve Cutt). At least 300 Mediterranean Gulls were hunting ants over Hythe (Sean McMinn).


23rd - An 
Oak Processionary at Hythe, where Eulamprotes wilkella (Painted Neb) was a new species for the area. Tree-lichen Beauty, Udea lutealis (Pale Straw Pearl), Agonopterix ocellana (Red-letter Flat-body), Orthotelia sparganella (Reed Fanner), Gypsonoma minutana (Brindled Shoot) and Agriphila tristella (Common Grass-veneer) were new for the year at Nickolls Quarry (Ian Roberts / Brian Harper). A Chalk Hill Blue, a White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Clouded Yellows and 2 Painted Ladies at Folkestone Downs (Alfie Gay).

Oak Processionary at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Pale-shouldered Cloud at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Cydia amplana at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Dark Crimson Underwing at Horn Street (Paul Howe)

22nd - A Pale-shouldered Cloud (the 10th area record but only the 18th British record) and a Cydia amplana (Vagrant Piercer) at Hythe, where Twin-spotted Wainscot and Clavigesta purdeyi (Pine Leaf-mining Moth) were new for the year (Ian Roberts). Neosphaleroptera nubilana (Deep Brown Shade) at Seabrook was a new species for the area (Paul Howe). Plodia interpunctella (Indian Meal Moth) and Copper Underwing at Cheriton were new for the year (Brian Harper).


21st - Monochroa cytisella (Bracken Neb) at Seabrook was a new species for the area and Maple Pug was new for the year (Paul Howe). Small Rufous at Cheriton was also new for the year (Brian Harper).

20th - A Black Redstart at Hythe (Sean McMinn).

A Dark Crimson Underwing at Horn Street, where Lesser Common Rustic, Ypsolopha sequella (Pied Smudge) and Bryotropha terrella (Cinereous Groundling) were new for the year (Paul Howe). 49 Silver Ys at Hythe, where Dog's Tooth was new for the year (Ian Roberts).  

Acompsia cinerella at Casebourne Wood (Ian Roberts)

Evergestis pallidata at Casebourne Wood (Ian Roberts)

August Thorn at Horn Street

(Paul Howe)

Pammene aurita at Horn Street

(Paul Howe)

19th - Acompsia cinerella (Ash-coloured Crest) at  Casebourne Wood was a new species for the area and Evergestis pallidata (Chequered Pearl) and Acleris ferrugana (Rusty Oak Button) were new for the year (Brian Harper / Ian Roberts).

18th - Gold Spot at Seabrook (Paul Howe) and Plain Pug at Hythe (Ian Roberts) were new for the year.


17th - A Glaucous Gull flew west past Hythe (Sean McMinn).

Brown-veined Wainscot, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Mompha raschkiella (Little Cosmet), Acleris umbrana (Dark-streaked Button), Pammene aurita (Sycamore Piercer) and Agriphila geniculea (Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer) at Horn Street and August Thorn at Seabrook were new for the year (Paul Howe). Old Lady and Recurvaria leucatella (White-barred Groundling) were new for the year at Hythe (Ian Roberts).

Recurvaria leucatella at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

Dioryctria sylvestrella at Folkestone Warren (Rob Lee)

Pempeliella ornatella at Folkestone Warren (Rob Lee)

Parectopa ononidis at Folkestone Warren (Rob Lee)

Monochroa palustrellus at Hythe Ranges (Rob Lee)

Sussex Emerald at Hythe Ranges (Rob Lee)

Dusky Hook-tip at Hythe Ranges

(Rob Lee)

Bucculatrix thoracella at Cheriton

(Brian Harper)

16th - A Garden Warbler at Samphire Hoe (Mark Kennett). A Hobby at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

4 Catoptria verellus (Marbled Grass-veneer), 5 Sub-angled Waves and 15 Four-spotted Footman at Folkestone Warren, where Chalk Carpet, Barred Rivulet, Dotted Clay, Brown-line Bright-eye, Parectopa ononidis (Clover Slender), Ypsolopha scabrella (Wainscot Smudge), Agonopterix carduella (Thistle Flat-body), Agonopterix purpurea (Small Purple Flat-body), Acleris aspersana (Ginger Button) and Epinotia solandriana (Variable Bell) were amongst the additions to the year list (Fred Butcher / Tony Rouse / Rob Lee / Ian Roberts). A White-banded Carpet at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

15th - A Sussex Emerald and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Princes Parade, where Batrachedra praeangusta (Poplar Cosmet) and Anerastia lotella (Sandhill Knot-horn) were new for the year (Brian Harper). Dusky Thorn and Thiodia citrana (Lemon Bell) were new for the year at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

14th -  A Honey Buzzard flew over Samphire Hoe (Barry Woolhouse).

A Dusky Hook-tip and 65 Sussex Emeralds at Hythe Ranges where Bucculatrix nigricomella (Daisy Bent-wing), Calybites phasianipennella (Little Slender), 

Batia lambdella (Greater Tawny Tubic), Aproaerema anthyllidella (Vetch Sober), Monochroa palustrellus (Wainscot Neb), Aroga velocella (Dusky Groundling), 

Caryocolum vicinella (Coast Groundling), Cnephasia longana (Long-winged Shade), Cochylidia roseana (Rosy Conch) and Pediasia contaminella (Waste Grass-veneer) were new for the year (Rob Lee / Ross Newham / Ian Roberts).


13th - A Honey Buzzard flew over Horn Street (Paul Howe). 4 Little Ringed Plovers at Donkey Street (Brian Harper).

Bucculatrix thoracella at Cheriton was a new species for the area (Brian Harper). Acleris sparsana (Ashy Button) at Seabrook was new for the year (Paul Howe). A Clouded Yellow at Samphire Hoe (David Mansfield).

12th - A Clancy’s Rustic, 8 Diamond-back Moths and 9 Silver Ys at Hythe, where Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webber) was new for the year (Ian Roberts). A Garden Tiger at Cheriton was also new for the year (Rachael & Jon Marshall), as were Waved Carpet and Matilella fusca (Brown Knot-horn) at Seabrook (Paul Howe).  

11th - 5 Diamond-back Moths and 8 Silver Ys at Cheriton, where Bordered Pug was new for the year (Brian Harper). A Clancy's Rustic, 6 Diamond-back Moths and 14 Silver Ys at Hythe (Ian Roberts).

10th - A Hobby flew east at Seabrook (Paul Howe).

A Dark Sword-grass, a Clancy’s Rustic, 3 Diamond-back Moths and 9 Silver Ys at Hythe (Ian Roberts). Tawny Speckled Pug and Athrips mouffetella (Dotted Grey Groundling) at Seabrook were new for the year and a Painted Lady was seen at Horn Street (Paul Howe). The first Gatekeepers of the year at Hythe (Glenn Tutton).

Gatekeeper at Hythe

(Glenn Tutton)

Waved Black at Cheriton

(Brian Harper)

Aphomia zelleri at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Compass Jellyfish at Hythe

(Ian Roberts)

9th - A Clancy’s Rustic, 10 Diamond-back Moths and 11 Silver Ys at Hythe, where Rosy Minor was new for the year (Ian Roberts). Saltern Ear anPrays ruficeps (Dark Ash-bud Moth) at Seabrook were also new (Paul Howe).mall R

Blastobasis rebeli at Folkestone Warren (Ian Roberts)

Sub-angled Wave at Folkestone Warren (Ian Roberts)

Saltern Ear at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Red-veined Darter at Samphire Hoe

(Paul Holt)

8th - A Grey Heron flew in off the sea at Copt Point (Alistair Mackay).


Blastobasis rebeli (Marsh Dowd) at Folkestone Warren was a new species for Kent. Sub-angled Wave, Small Purple-barred, Anarsia innoxiella (Acer Sober), Acompsia schmidtiellus (Marjoram Crest), Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla (Rose Plume), Moitrelia obductella (Kent Knot-horn), Acrobasis suavella (Thicket Knot-horn) and Cydia splendana (Marbled Piercer) were also new for the year (Brian Harper / Kevin Button / Andy Lawson / Ian Roberts). Waved Black at Cheriton was another addition to the year list (Brian Harper). 


7th - A Red-veined Darter at Samphire Hoe (Paul Holt). Hellinsia carphodactyla (Citron Plume) at Horn Street was a new species for the area (Paul Howe). 


6th - White-line Dart, Mouse Moth, Sitochroa palealis (Sulphur Pearl) and Catoptria pinella (Pearl Grass-veneer) were new for the year at Nickolls Quarry. 3 Silver Ys and 10 Diamond-back Moths at Hythe, where the Magpie, Acrobasis advenella (Grey Knot-horn) and Pexicopia malvella (Hollyhock Seed Moth) were new for the year (Ian Roberts). A Silver Y and 7 Diamond-back Moths at Seabrook, where The Vapourer, Rosy Rustic, Aphomia zelleri (Twin-spot Honey Moth) and Acleris comariana (Strawberry Tortrix) were new for the year (Paul Howe). A Captoptria verellus (Marbled Grass-veneer) at West Hythe, where Scarce Silver-lines, Yarrow Pug, Wood Carpet, Small Rivulet and Catoptria pinella (Pearl Grass-veneer) were new for the year (Fred Butcher / Tony Rouse).    

5th - A Green Sandpiper at Nickolls Quarry (Ian Roberts).

Four Catoptria verellus (Marbled Grass-veneer) and a Bisigna procerella (Kent Tubic) at Peene, where Dark Umber and Pyrausta purpuralis (Common Purple & Gold) were new for the year (Brian Harper). 3 Silver Ys and 33 Diamond-back Moths at Hythe, where Plumed Fan-foot, Nephopterix angustella (Spindle Knot-horn) and Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) were new for the year (Ian Roberts).

Catoptria verellus at Peene

(Brian Harper)

Four-spotted Footman at Seabrook

(Paul Howe)

Lunar-spotted Pinion at Bargrove Wood (Ian Roberts)

Acrobasis repandana at Bargrove Wood (Ian Roberts)

4th - 2 Black Redstarts and 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Samphire Hoe (Mark Kennett).

Shaded Broad-bar, Large Twin-spot Carpet, Twin-spot Carpet, Black Arches, Lunar-spotted Pinion, Epinotia tenerana (Nut-bud Moth), Acrobasis repandana (Warted Knot-horn) and Scoparia basistrigalis (Base-lined Grey) at Bargrove Wood and Eudemis profundana (Diamond-back Marble) at Hythe were new for the year (Ian Roberts). Aglossa pinguinalis (Large Tabby) at Cheriton was also new (Brian Harper).


3rd - 2 Green Sandpipers at Donkey Street (Ian Roberts).

10 Silver Ys and 15 Diamond-back Moths at Cheriton, where Platytyes alpinella (Hook-tipped Grass-veneer) and Acleris Forsskaleana (Maple Button) were new for the year (Brian Harper). 13 Silver Ys and 20 Diamond-back Moths at Hythe, where Pine Hawk-moth was new for the year (Ian Roberts). 6 Silver Ys and 12 Diamond-back Moths at Seabrook, where Acleris holmiana (White-triangle Button), Eucosma hohenwartiana (Bright Bell) and Evergestis extimalis (Marbled Yellow Pearl) were new for the year (Paul Howe). 


2nd - A Silver Barred at Nickolls Quarry was a new species for the area, whilst The Blackneck, Sussex Emerald, Latticed Heath, Bordered Beauty, The Lackey, Reed Dagger, Fen Wainscot, Small Wainscot, The Olive, Dusky Sallow, Four-spotted Footman, Sciota adelphella (Willow Knot-horn), Dolicharthria punctalis (Long-legged China-mark) and Epiblema foenella (White-foot Bell) were also new for the year, and a Four-spotted was of note. 2 Silver Y and 25 Diamond-back Moths at Hythe, where Four-spotted Footman, Marbled Green and Agonopterix nervosa (Dark-fringed Flat-body) were among the additions to the year list (Ian Roberts). Four-spotted Footman were also recorded at Cheriton, where Argyresthia brockeella (Gold-ribbon Argent) was new for the year (Brian Harper), and at Seabrook, where a Clancy’s Rustic, 17 Silver Ys and 19 Diamond-backs were also noted, whilst there were 4 Silver Ys and 10 Diampnd-back Moths at Horn Street, where Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle) was new (Paul Howe). At least 15 Compass Jellyfish were seen off Hythe (Ian Roberts).

Silver Barred at Nickolls Quarry

(Ian Roberts)

The Blackneck at Nickolls Quarry

(Ian Roberts)

Sussex Emerald at Nickolls Quarry

(Ian Roberts)

Sciota adelphella at Nickolls Quarry

(Ian Roberts)

1st - 10 Diamond-back Moths at Seabrook, where Caloptilia elongella (Pale Red Slender) was new for the year. 15 Diamond-back Moths at Horn Street, where Dingy Shears, Triple-spotted Clay, Yponomeuta rorrella (Willow Ermine), Limnaecia phragmitella (Bulrush Cosmet) and Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (White-headed Ermine) were also additions to the year list (Paul Howe). 3 Silver Y and 25 Diamond-back Moths at Hythe, where Langmaid's Yellow Underwing, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Pempelia genistella (Gorse Knot-horn) and Acleris hastiana (Sallow Button) were new for the year (Ian Roberts).

January to June 2018 sightings have been archived - click on the links for a review of the bird sightings or the moth, butterfly and other sightings for the year to date.


The 2017 Folkestone & Hythe Bird Report and 2017 Non-avian report are available as free downloads (click on the links to open).