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1st Aug

Not a great deal to report on the bird migration front. The limited highlights were a Little Ringed Plover and two Grey Wagtails overhead this morning and a Common Sandpiper passing over at dusk.

The highlight of the night's moth trapping was a Vestal.
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria   Dungeness   1st August 2020
An evening search at the cricket patch produced one mature Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket, a few singing Tree Crickets and a dozen or so Ectobius montanus
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phanoptera falcata   Dungeness   1st August 2020
Barry Banson produced the moth of the day in the form of an Oak Processionary.
Oak Processionary Thaumetopoea processionea   Greatstone   1st August 2020