Saturday 24 September 2022

Saturday 24th September

Most of the activity came from the estuary with an increase in waders and wildfowl arriving on the northerly winds, amongst the latter a juvenile Scaup in Shutterton Creek, the first of the year. 

Also present first thing the juvenile Osprey with counts including 880 Oystercatcher, 517 Teal, 387 Curlew, 342 Wigeon, 171 Dunlin, 103 Ringed and 17 Grey Plover, 41 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 32 Sanderling, 25 Bar and two Black-tailed Godwit, eight Greenshank, four Curlew Sandpiper, four Sandwich Tern, four Knot, three adult Mediterranean Gull, two Kingfisher, a Pintail and a Little Stint.

Elsewhere two Water Rail were at the Main Pond; 70 Swallow, 22 Meadow Pipit, four Rook and a Sand Martin flew through with a Wheatear on the Golf Course and 14 Chiffchaff, six Blackcap and two Goldcrest on site. A Coal Tit made a brief visit from the mainland with nine Long-tailed Tit.

Wildlife News: A Vestal was on Warren Point with a Locust Blowfly in Greenland Lake another migrant, also on the wing the second site record of Yellow-girdled Dasysyphrus D. tricinctus, one of ten hoverflies species seen. These included Gossamer Hoverfly Baccha elongata and Yellow-barred Peat Hoverfly Sericomyia silentis.

Yellow-girdled Dasysyphrus - Alan Keatley

Yellow-barred Peat Hoverfly - Alan Keatley

A Grey Seal was in the estuary and the first Vervain Verbena officinalis for the Warren was found growing on the Golf Course.

Vervain - Kevin Rylands

Brassica Bug - Kevin Rylands

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