Saturday 1 October 2022

Saturday 1st October

Seawatching early morning saw 21 Balearic Shearwater head south along with 260 Gannet, 79 Kittiwake, six Common Scoter, four Mediterranean Gull, an Arctic Skua, two Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver.

Osprey - Alan Keatley

In the estuary a juvenile Osprey, Tuesday's bird, and the immature Peregrine continue to play havoc with roosting flocks. Counts completed included 376 Curlew, 313 Redshank, 37 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit in the Railway Saltmarsh, 147 Teal and 140 Wigeon in Shutterton Creek and 20 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, including the first two juveniles, 20 Knot, 13 Sandwich Tern, four Grey Plover and two Pale-bellied Brent Geese in the Bight.

Pale and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere 15 Chiffchaff, three Goldcrest and two Blackcap were in the bushes and overhead 23 Meadow Pipit, 12 Skylark, 11 Swallow, two Sand Martin, a Grey Wagtail and a Rook.

Wildlife News: At least three Clouded Yellow were on the wing along with a Tree Bumblebee, the first one for several weeks, and the numerous Common Carder and Buff-tailed Bumblebee on the Michaelmas Daisy.

Dark Bush Cricket (female) - Alan Keatley

Spurge Bug - Alan Keatley

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