Saturday 9 September 2023

Saturday 9th September

Migrants included eight Chiffchaff, two Blackcap and single Reed and Willow Warbler, with the male Kestrel and a Green Woodpecker also on site and an adult Mediterranean Gull over the Main Pond. No news was received from the estuary. 

Other Wildlife: There was still plenty of insect activity in the late afternoon sun with Common Fleabane and Michaelmas Daisy hosting many pollinators, including a male Red-tailed Bumblebee and good numbers of Common Carder Bee and Tiger Hoverfly Helophilus pendulus.

Three Crescent Plume Marasmarcha lunaedactyla were unexpected, unrecorded outside Jun/Jul in Devon. Butterflies included several Meadow Brown and Red Admiral, with increasing numbers of Small Copper. Migrant Hawker numbers also increased with a Water Vole at the Main Pond.

Small Copper - Kevin Rylands

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