Archive for August 25th, 2007

25th August 2007, Saturday

News from RSPB Dungeness

An arrival of migrants was noted around the reserve, highlights being a grasshopper warbler in Denge Marsh Gulley, and a male redstart, 3 spotted flycatchers and a tree pipit along the entrance track. 7 whinchat were scattered around the reserve (2 in Denge Marsh Gulley, 3 around the trail and 2 along the entrance track) and at least 80 yellow wagtail were on the shingle near the car park. Other migrant totals included 16 Willow Warblers, 4 lesser whitethroat, 2 blackcap and a garden warbler.

25th August 2007, Saturday

Rye Harbour

It seems that after all this poor weather we have been having, invertebrates have been very quick to take advantage of the sun. At Lime Kiln Cottage this morning, at least ten Wasp Spider were found, the first adults this year, as well as a couple of Grey Bush Cricket and both Long-Winged and Short-winged Conehead. Butterflies on the Buddleia included 14 Small Tortoisehell, two Red Admiral and a Painted Lady, while at least two Clouded Yellow were patrolling along the road to the village.
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Long-winged Conehead female