Sedge Warbler - Alan Keatley
An Osprey was feeding upriver early morning with two Curlew Sandpiper amongst 113 Ringed Plover, 70 Knot, 62 Dunlin and 39 Sanderling. Also in the estuary 31 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 326 Redshank, 38 Teal, 30 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Sandwich Tern and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere 255 Linnet were around the Bight, a Kingfisher was on the Main Pond and a Coal Tit was in Dead Dolphin Wood.
Wildlife News: A Yellow-barred Peat Hoverfly Sericomyia silentis in the Entrance Bushes was a surprise first for the Recording Area. Also nectaring on the remaining Water Mint and Gypsywort, several Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria and a Beewolf Philanthus triangulum. Also on the wing two Clouded Yellow, 20+ Painted Lady and a lone Small Tortoiseshell.
Yellow-barred Peat Hoverfly - Alan Keatley