Large numbers of gulls at the Patch included a juvenile Caspian Gull and four Yellow-legged Gulls and two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls and a Black Tern flew west. The bushes held a few Willow Warblers and three Lesser Whitethroats.
Six Porpoises (including a young one) were feeding offshore.
On the insect front, a female Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found just after midnight on the kitchen window and a nymph Green Shieldbug was found in the trapping area. Four Small Red-eyed Damselflies were also seen on the southern Long Pit. Butterflies continue to be seen in large numbers and included several Brown Argus and Painted Ladies.
Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale female Dungeness 8th August 2016
|Green Shieldbug Palomena prassina nymph Dungeness 8th August 2016