Saturday 17 September 2022

Saturday 17th September

Another day of egrets but this time just singles, a Great White Egret flew in off the sea and carried on up the estuary mid morning with a Cattle Egret doing the same a short while later. Other movement overhead was limited to 25 Meadow Pipit, three Grey Wagtail, a Buzzard and a summer plumaged Red-throated Diver that circled the Bight before heading out to sea. 

In the estuary five Avocet and 14 Shelduck were new arrivals with counts including 454 Curlew, 339 Redshank, 76 Teal, 61 Dunlin, 38 Bar and two Black-tailed Godwit, 23 Ringed and a Grey Plover, 19 Wigeon, 15 Sanderling and single Knot and Curlew Sandpiper

Avocet - Lee Collins

Elsewhere a Great Northern Diver flew south offshore and a small fall of migrants included 22 Chiffchaff, six Blackcap, three Goldcrest, two Wheatear and a Willow Warbler.

Wildlife News: Three Clouded Yellow were in Greenland Lake with at least 30 Small White on site. Ivy Bee numbers are increasing with Green-eyed Flower Bee, Common and Green Furrow Bee still on the wing. 

Green Furrow Bee Lasioglossum morio - Alan Keatley

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