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2016 Report

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5th August

Calm conditions this morning produced a small arrival of migrants with two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, about 25 Willow Warblers and two Sedge Warblers of interest whilst 150 Sand Martins and three Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.
The sea was quiet except for a westerly trickle of terns and Kittiwakes and four juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the Patch.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

A Holly Blue and 15 Brown Argus were of note whilst there were nine male Small Red-eyed Damselflies on the southern Long Pit.
Brown Argus Aricia agestis   Dungeness 5th August 2016 (David Bunney)

After frequent searching over the last month or so I finally found a final instar nymph Tree Cricket at the breeding site discovered in 2015. However, an evening search by torchlight produced another ten nymphs in various stages of development