6th Aug

Another decent arrival of migrants with around 50 Willow Warblers, 80 Whitethroats, ten Lesser Whitehroats and five Wheatears
Fairly quiet offshore with just a steady flow of Gannets and Sandwich Terns, an Arctic Skua and 41 Kittiwakes noted in three hours of observation.

A young Weasel was seen in the trapping area.

Butterflies included a nice Small Copper var radiata found by Paul Hogben in the moat and three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were also seen.
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas var radiata   Dungeness    6th August 2017 (Paul Hogben)
Whilst searching for the radiata a few Brassica Bugs were found and a female Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket was found in the usual site in the Desert. 
Brassica Bug Eurydema oleracea   nymph   Dungeness   6th August 2017

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata   Dungeness   6th August 2017