Monday 10 September 2018

Monday 10th September

Apart from the third Spotted Flycatcher of the year in the Entrance Bushes there were very few grounded migrants with just 24 Swallow, seven Meadow Pipit and three Grey Wagtail overhead. wader numbers had also dropped off with 77 Dunlin and 45 Ringed Plover in the Bight with nine Bar-tailed Godwit, three Sanderling, three Grey Plover, two Greenshank and a Knot. Also in the estuary 84 Wigeon, 12 Teal and two Sandwich Tern. The latest update from the Exe Oystercatcher project is available here.

 Mute Swan - Simon Thurgood

Bar-tailed Godwit & Knot - Alan Keatley

White Wagtail - Simon Thurgood

Wildlife News: The first Ivy Bee of the year were foraging on hawkbits in Greenland Lake, as the Ivy has yet to flower locally. Also on the wing several Southern and Migrant Hawker.

Ivy Bee - Alan Keatley

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