14th August

A juvenile/first-winter Caspian Gull was attracted to the food offerings at the fishing boats but a more amazing record was that of a Little Auk on the sea in the afternoon. Very quiet on the land although a Whinchat was seen at the southern end of the Trapping Area and 250 Sand Martins, 28 Swallows and a Tree Pipit flew overhead.


Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   juvenile/first-winter   Dungeess    14th August 2016
 At least 16 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A female Sickle-bearing Bush Cricket was seen at the usual colony site.
Sickle-bearing Bush Cricket Phanerotera falcata   female nymph   Dungeness    14th August 2016
The moth trap was very quiet again but another Jersey Tiger was of note in the trapping area whilst notable butterflies included a Clouded Yellow, 25 Brown Argus and Holly Blue.