Saturday 6 July 2013

Saturday 6th July 2013

Waders included the first Common Sandpiper of the year with a good count of 15 on the beach early morning, also present 328 Curlew, two Redshank and two Dunlin and a Whimbrel. The first Coal Tit of the year was also recorded, a juvenile in a Tamarisk along the Dune Ridge.

Offshore 28 Common Scoter, three Shoveler and  four Mediterranean Gull flew through with c20 Sandwich, six Common and two Roseate Tern present with a pale phase Arctic Skua lingering. The first arriving juvenile Black-headed Gull and Sandwich Tern were recorded today.

Wildlife News: The nationally scare Hornet Beetle Leptura aurulenta was recorded today. A first for the recording area and another example of the importance of the willow and flowering scrub habitats surviving on site.
Hornet Beetle Leptura aurulenta - a longhorn beetle ©  Guy Freeman

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