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8th Aug

There was another small arrival of migrants overnight with 35 Willow Warblers, ten Reed Warblers and a Garden Warbler of interest. Overhead passage was limited to five Ringed Plovers, nine Redshanks, a Hobby and eight Yellow Wagtails. The sea was very quiet except for four Mediterranean Gulls and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls feeding at the fishing boats.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A Willow Emerald Damselfly was seen in the Trapping Area and seven Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the southern end of the Long Pits. A nymph Rhomboid Shieldbug was also caught in the trapping area.

Rhomboid Shieldbug Syromastes rhombeus   nymph   Dungeness   8th August 2022