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6th August

On a day with seemingly not a great deal around it came to life in the afternoon when David Bunney found a Melodious Warbler in his garden and where it then showed intermittently until the early evening.

Four juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were attracted to the offerings at the fishing boats this afternoon.

Melodious Warbler Hippolai polyglotta   Dungeness   6th August 2016 (David Bunney) 

Melodious Warbler Hippolai polyglotta   Dungeness   6th August 2016 (Gill Hollamby
Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Below are some images of the various nymphal stages of the Tree Crickets seen yesterday.

A final instar Tree Cricket seen yesterday morning.

A final instar Tree Cricket seen yesterday evening by torch light

A final instar Tree Cricket found yesterday evening by torch light
A mid-stage instar Tree Cricket found yesterday evening by torch light