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26th Aug

After the riches of yesterday the seawatchihg was very slow with just two Sooty Shearwaters, 50 Bar-tailed Godwits, 95 Sanderlings, 91 Dunlin. three Little Terns and a Black Tern of note from over five hours of observations.
It was also quiet on the land with just four Willow Warblers in the bushes and a Greenshank and 46 Yellow Wagtails passing overhead.

One Porpoise was seen offshore and a Common Pipistrelle was picked up on the bat detector in the evening. 

Another Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found inside the Observatory and several Tree Crickets were seen in daylight while the evening ritual in the trapping area produced three Large Coneheads and six Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets.  An adult Hawthorn Shieldbug and a nymph Green Shieldbug were also found.
Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale   Duungeness   26th August 2020

Tree Cricket Oecanthus pelluscens   Dungeness   26th August 2020