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|