Saturday 16 July 2022

Saturday 16th July

Further arrivals in the estuary with counts of 184 Sandwich Tern (53 juv), 102 Mediterranean Gull (64 juv, 18 ad, 11 1s, eight 2s & a 3s), 293 Curlew, 127 Redshank, 14 Dunlin, 11 Whimbrel, six Greenshank, five Bar-tailed Godwit, three Common Tern, three Sanderling and single Ringed Plover, Knot and Turnstone.

Elsewhere 10 Gannet and eight Common Scoter were offshore and two Common Sandpiper were on the seawall. A juvenile Green Woodpecker was in the Entrance Bushes but aside from at least two singing Cirl Bunting little was active during the heat of the day

Wildlife News: At least two male Roesel's Bush-cricket in Greenland Lake, suggest this species has gained a foothold on site. A good total of eight dragonfly species were recorded including Black-tailed Skimmer, Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Small Red-eyed Damselfly. With the lack of lily pads this year, the latter are having to improvise and are therefore coming closer to the viewing platform.

Small Red-eyed Damselfy - Alan Keatley

Common Darter - Alan Keatley

Broad-bodied Chaser - Alan Keatley

Bees noted included Common and Green Furrow Bee, Silvery and Coastal Leafcutter, Shiny-vented Sharp-tail and Small Shaggy Bee. Several Honey Bee were seen being carried to Beewolf burrows, and the shieldbug wasp Astata boops was watched defending its territory.

Flies included the nationally scarce Tessellated Satellite Fly Miltogramma germari and Batman Hoverfly Myathropa florea, Bumblebee Blacket Cheilosia illustrata, Common Tubetail Sphaerophoria scripta and Superb Ant-hill Hoverfly Xanthogramma pedissequum

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