Monday 22 May 2023

Monday 22nd May

Wader counts from the Bight over mid-tide included 108 Sanderling, 33 Ringed and five Grey Plover, 26 Dunlin and 10 Curlew, with the Dark-bellied Brent Goose also in the estuary. Noisy Starling families continue to descended on the site with at least 80 roaming Greenland Lake.

Starling - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: A Ferruginous Bee-grabber Sicus ferrugineus in Greenland Lake was the first of the year with other insects including a Narcissus Fly Merodon equestris, the day flying moths, Grey Gorse-piercer, Yellow Belle and Nettle-tap, and at least six butterfly species including Brown Argus.

Narcissus Fly - Alan Keatley

Nettle-tap - Alan Keatley

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