There was also a small arrival of migrants on the land with 20 Willow Warblers and Garden Warbler and Sedge Warbler in the moat. Sand Martins continue to pass through in large numbers with about 2700 seen today. Two Yellow Wagtails also flew south.
|Sand Martin Riparia riparia Dungeness 1st August 2017|
A torchlight search for Orthoptera last night proved very successful with four Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets (two adults and two final instar nymphs) and several Tree Crickets including singing individuals.
|Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata Dungeness 31st July 2017|
Two adults and two nymphs.
|Tree Cricket Oecanthus pellucens Dungeness 31st July 2017|
|Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata Dungeness 1st August 2017|
This individual was seen during the morning.