Three Mediterranean Gulls were also seen.
Moth trapping continues to provide plenty of interest with last nights catch producing a superb Golden Twin-spot along with two Cydia amplana. Two Hummingbird Hawk-moths were feeding in the Observatory garden.
|Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixa chalcites Dungeness 4th August 2018
The fourth Observatory record.
A nocturnal search for Orthoptera last night produced four Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and hundreds of Tree Crickets which gave an excellent chorus (even audible from the Observatory). In addition, several Great Green Bush-crickets were also heard - a species which has been inexplicably scarce in the recording area given how common they are just outside it.
|Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata Dungeness 4th August 2018
|Tree Cricket Oecanthus pellucens Dungeness 4th August 2018