Tuesday 11 July 2023

Tuesday 11th July

Two Little Ringed Plover, an ad & juv, were in the Bight at high tide along with 236 Curlew, 30 Sandwich and 10 Common Tern, 22 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Dunlin, eight Whimbrel, five Ringed and three Grey Plover, single Bar and Black-tailed Godwit and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose.

Little Ringed Plover - Lee Collins

Elsewhere at least one juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was also in the estuary with 46 Redshank and 10 Greenshank, 25 Gannet and 18 Common Scoter offshore, 60 Linnet on Warren Point and at least three second broods of Stonechat have fledged.

Yellow-legged Gull - Lee Collins

Ringing News: Aside from the first returning Oystercatcher, from Holland and Aberdeen, recoveries today included seven different Sandwich Tern including three from the Irish Sea, one from Sussex and one from Holland, a Black-headed Gull from Poland and three Mediterranean Gull, one from France, the first ever from Spain and the second ever from Hungary. 

Mediterranean Gulls - Lee Collins

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was off the seawall and Toadlets have emerged from the Main Pond but the weather meant it wasn't a great day for flying insects. The first Jersey Tiger of the year was by the station with a Least Carpet roosting by security lights, but those actually on the wing included a couple of Red Admiral, with Gatekeeper seemingly roosting on every bramble.

Gasteruption jaculator - Alan Keatley

Hairy-saddled Colletes C.fodiens - Alan Keatley

Ptychoptera contaminata, a phantom cranefly - Alan Keatley

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