A 3.5hr seawatch this morning produced three Fulmars, 258 Gannets, a Curlew and five Mediterranean Gulls of note. There was to report from the land.
Our regular Badger came into the garden in the early hours and four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.
A Thresher Shark was also seen breaching on two occasions.
An early search for some of our rarer crickets proved surprisingly productive with four early-stage instar Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets being found.
|Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaenoptera falcata Dungeness 7th July 2021|
An early instar nymph and the earliest I have ever found. Body length is about 8mm.