Thursday 19 September 2019

Thursday 19th September

A Lesser Whitethroat was the pick of migrants, arriving with an influx of at least 21 Blackcap, also on site nine Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat and a Wheatear, with three Grey and a Yellow Wagtail overhead. Elsewhere an Osprey was hunting in the estuary with 82 Ringed Plover, 26 Sandwich Tern, 25 Wigeon, 21 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, three Greenshank, a Black-tailed Godwit and the Slavonian Grebe.

Black (front) & Bar-tailed Godwit - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: A Comma was the pick of eight butterfly species recorded, with a similar number hoverfly species still on the wing. The number of Ivy Bee continue to increase although most of the Ivy is still to flower.

Dumpy Melanostoma Melanostoma mellinum - Alan Keatley

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