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5th Aug

A few waders flew over during the morning including a Golden Plover, three Ringed Plovers and a Green Sandpiper. A Great Spotted Woodpecker, seven Willow Warblers and five Reed Warblers were seen in the Trapping Area and 200 Sand Martins and two Yellow Wagtails also flew over. Two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the Patch but there was very little sign of any offshore movement.

Four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Thresher Shark also breached.

A Channel Island Pug was caught last night and is the seventh record for the Observatory traps  and a brief check for orthoptera produced two nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets.

Channel Island Pug |Eupithecia ultimaria   Dungeness   5th August 2021