Thursday 13 January 2022

Thursday 13th January

A sunny but chilly start, with a widespread ground frost and icy puddles, the bushes were very quiet, although the first Bullfinch of the year was in Dead Dolphin Wood. On the Main Pond the Little Grebe were still nest building with three Shoveler and a Water Rail present.  With the tide low, counts were limited to 99 Shelduck, 12 Sanderling, four Red-breasted Merganser and a Greenshank.

Wildlife News: A few insects ventured out into the afternoon with a couple of Buff-tailed Bumblebee and the first Honey Bee of the year the Hebe. Also, a single Yellow Dungfly and a couple of Calliphora vicina warming themselves up in the sunshine, all typical insects for this time of year.

Honey Bee - Alan Keatley

Calliphora vicina - Alan Keatley

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