Tuesday 25 September 2018

Tuesday 25th September

The three Dark-bellied Brent Geese remained in the estuary with 345 Wigeon, 69 Dunlin, 31 Sanderling, 23 Sandwich and a Common Tern, 13 Ringed and nine Grey Plover, seven Mediterranean Gull and three Black-tailed Godwit.

Elsewhere 50 Common Scoter and the Red-throated Diver were offshore, a Coal Tit was in the bushes with 18 Chiffchaff and 13 Blackcap, and overhead 17 Meadow Pipit, two Grey and Yellow Wagtail.

Wildlife News: Again lots of insects about in the warm weather with good numbers of hoverflies including Dasysyrphus albostriatus which was new for the recording area and the more familiar 'Batman hover' Myathropa florea. Also new for the recording area was a conopid fly, Ivy Wastgrabber Leopoldius signatus.

Plenty of Ivy Bee were also on the Ivy searching the yet to bloom flowers. Butterflies included at least 20 Small Copper and single Wall Brown, Peacock and Painted Lady with
a couple of Migrant Hawker and several Common Darter representing the dragonflies.

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