Thursday 12 March 2020

Thursday 12th March

Black-tailed Godwit continue to favour this end of the estuary for a change with 530 in the Railway Saltmarsh, the second ever highest count. Also in the estuary 90 Knot, 63 Bar-tailed Godwit, 62 Redshank, 61 Grey Plover, 55 Brent Geese and 48 Snipe.

Knot, Grey Plover, Sanderling & Dunlin - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere a Firecrest was in brambles along the Back Path. three Chiffchaff were on site and the female Eider was off John's Watch. 

Long-tailed Duck - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The warming Spring saw the first mining bee of the year around the car park, a male Buffish Mining Bee Andrena nigroaenea. Also new for the year two hoverflies Slender Melanostoma Melanostoma scalare and several male Tapered Dronefly Eristalis pertinax defending territory.

Tapered Dronefly - Alan Keatley

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