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16th July

A Buzzard and an unseasonal Merlin were seen and a Redshank flew over. Two Common Sandpipers were feeding at Long Pits and in the evening a flock of 150 Sand Martins gathered. One Mediterranean Gull  was seen at the Patch.

The non-avian highlight was a Lesser Emperor dragonfly which was found and quickly caught in the Moat. Three early-stage nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were also found.

Lesser Emperor Anax parthenone   Dungeness   16th July 2021