Thursday 10 August 2023

Thursday 10th August

Although noticeably warmer, grey skies persisted well into the afternoon. The afternoon high tide was not covered however 93 Dunlin, 26 Ringed Plover and 21 Sanderling had started to gather in the Bight, with them were 25 Sandwich Tern, a Mediterranean Gull and a passing Wheatear. The only other migrant of note was a Sedge Warbler in the Back Meadow.

Whitethroat - Dean Hall

Other Wildlife: The/a Grey Squirrel may have taken up temporary residence in Dead Dolphin Wood following on from its first appearance on the 23rd June.

Grey Squirrel - Alan Keatley

Also making an appearance, a couple of new insects for the year, the mirid bug Orthops campestris and Waisted Beegrabber Physocephala rufipes. A Golden-ringed Dragonfly in Greenland Lake and on Warren Point, only one flowering Sea Daffodil reflecting the July weather, this Mediterranean plant thrives better in hot weather. 

Orthops campestris - Alan Keatley

Hemichroa australis - Alan Keatley

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