13th Sept

A very hot, calm and humid day and almost devoid of any migrants. Two Whinchats were seen and five Grey Wagtails flew over and a Firecrest remained in the Observatory garden. A Mediterranean Gull, five Arctic Skuas and three Black Terns were seen offshore.

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A male Sickle-bearing Bush Cricket was seen in the afternoon and large numbers of Tree Crickets were seen and heard at the usual site. A male Southern Oak Bush Cricket was found in the Observatory garden.

Tree Cricket Oecanthus pelluscens    singing male and mating pair   Dungeness   13th September 2016