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8th June

Another morning hampered by very thick fog and very little to be seen even when it did clear at all.

The Badger was in the garden again in the early hours of the morning and just before midnight.

A session hunting insects was productive with one highlight being the finding of two Black-headed Mason Wasps Odynerus melanocephalus which appears to be the first area records and several Common Red-legged Robberflies.Dioctria rufipes. Shield-bugs included Brassica Bug and Bishop's Mitre and seven Variable Damselfly were found at the Long Pits. The first teneral Black-tailed Skimmer was also seen.

Elsewhere, one Collared Pratincole remained on the RSPB Reserve. Two Cattle Egrets, at least four Great White Egrets and the Glossy Ibis were also seen.