Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Wednesday 21st August 2013

The first three Wigeon on the autumn were in the estuary with 451 Curlew, 154 Ringed Plover, 121 Dunlin, 118 Redshank, 22 Whimbrel, 12 Sanderling, five Teal, three Mediterranean Gull, a Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank. Elsewhere the Red-throated Diver and 60+ Kittiwake were offshore.

Whimbrel 21/08/13 © Simon Thurgood

Wildlife News: The first Bloxworth Snout (an RDB3 moth) for the Warren was flushed along the Dune Ridge. This is probably an overlooked resident but migrants seen today included 15 Painted Lady, 10 Red Admiral and three Clouded Yellow with many of the whites and Small Tortoiseshell no doubt also migrants. The first Common Darter of the year was also on the wing.
Painted Lady 21/08/13 © Simon Thurgood
Clouded Yellow 21/08/13 © Simon Thurgood

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