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25th Aug

A Common Sandpiper flew west and five Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and four Arctic Skuas flew east. A small arrival of migrants on the land included 15 Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler, a Pied Flycatcher, two Whinchats and seven Wheatears while 45 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit flew over. 

Five Southern Oak Bush-crickets were found in the Observatory garden at lunchtime and an evening visit to the Trapping Area produced eight Large Coneheads and ten Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and large numbers of singing Tree Crickets.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata   Dungeness   25th August 2021