This critter was in the porch at Dempsey Towers this afternoon...now although I enjoy a good Roesel's Bushcricket party as much as the next bloke on Beacon Lane, I'm not too up on my grasshoppery crickety things (Short Winged Conehead aside of course).
However this looks like an Oak Bushcricket to me - any insect folk out there able to confirm that?
Looking online, Ainsdale appears to be a bit north of the normal species range?
Slight damage to one of its feet was nothing to do with me your honour (an injury the bug happily chewed at repeatedly), but long wings, big pointy ovipositor thing, light green colour, pale line on head etc all seem to fit the species.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...