Around The Bight, in front of the hide and along the beach on the neap, early afternoon high tide, selected counts were 300+ Dunlin, 232+ Ringed Plover, 63+ Sanderling, 15+ Common Tern, four juvenile Mediterranean Gull, three Whimbrel, a single Knot, a juvenile Black Tern and an adult Arctic Tern. A Willow Warbler was heard in the bushes.
Wildlife news: despite the breezy conditions, 15+ species of hoverfly were found in sheltered spots, including Batman Hoverfly Myathropa florea, the hornet mimic Volucella zonaria and Hook-banded Wasp Hoverfly Chrysotoxum festivum. Also noted a bee-wolf, Jersey Tiger and a few Painted Lady and Red Admiral.
Batman Hoverfly Myathropa florea - Alan Keatley
Hook-banded Wasp hoverfly Chrysotoxum festivum - Alan Keatley
Jersey Tiger - Alan Keatley