Thursday 2 December 2021

Thursday 2nd December

A low tide visit saw 248 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 46 Shelduck feeding on the mudflats with a lone Red-breasted Merganser also in the estuary.

Elsewhere 17 Great-crested Grebe and three Red-throated Diver were offshore with a single Chiffchaff in the bushes and 40 Goldfinch, 10 Greenfinch and seven Cirl Bunting also on site.

Wildlife News: Still a few insects to see, mainly on Gorse; three species of hoverfly - a Common Dronefly Eristalis tenax, Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus and three Common Spotted Field Syrph Eupeodes luniger, also a late Noon Fly Mesembrina meridiana. Just shows what a little sunshine can do despite the temperature.

Noon Fly - Alan Keatley

Eristalis tenax - Alan Keatley

No comments:

Post a Comment