Sunday, 14 June 2020

Sunday 14th June

The lunchtime neap tide was again about as low as 'high' tides get here, but was attended by more waders than expected, perhaps encouraged over from Cockle Sands and other estuarine sand-bars exposed on these tides by the presence of myriads of people out on various types of watercraft, including kite-surfers, on what was a lovely sunny afternoon.  So, as a bonus for the WeBS count, present were 142 Oystercatcher, 13 Curlew, ten Knot and single Grey Heron, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin.  Apart from six Sandwich Tern nothing else of note was seen offshore, and just the usual species were in the dunes and bushes.

Wildlife news: Marmalade Hoverfly, Silver Y and Red Admiral were less numerous than yesterday; a few Volucella pellucens hovered in glades within Entrance Bushes.   

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