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