Sunday 26 February 2023

Sunday 26th February

The first Water Pipit of the year was feeding in the Bight on the rising tide with a Scandinavian Rock Pipit also present. Also in the estuary the two juvenile Spoonbill on Finger Point and counts of 1,350 Dunlin, 778 Oystercatcher, 120 Grey and 31 Ringed Plover, 114 Bar-tailed Godwit, 88 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 39 Teal, 31 Turnstone, 29 Redshank, 22 Wigeon and five Red-breasted Merganser.

Elsewhere three Goldcrest were on site with five Shoveler on the Main Pond. 

Wildlife News: The first Tapered Dronefly Eristalis pertinax of the year was on the wing but there was little other invertebrate activity. On the more sheltered Dune Ridge the first Dune Scarab Aegialia arenarius of the year were also out, with a single Green Tortoise Beetle Cassida viridis, a new species for the Recording Area. 

Dune Scarab - Alan Keatley

Green Tortoise Beetle - Alan Keatley

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