Thursday 18 January 2024

Thursday 18th January

A post high tide visit saw many flocks of waders dispersing with the receding waters, however all usual species were in situ with the Spoonbill still on Finger Point. With a heavy frost a later and slightly warmer start found a Chiffchaff foraging amongst the Alexanders in the car park, a pair of Bullfinch in the bushes and the Cetti's Warbler calling at the frozen Main Pond.

Chiffchaff - Alan Keatley

Bullfinch - Alan Keatley

Other Wildlife: Many invertebrates seek shelter this time of year, including a few sac spiders Clubiona sp (probably C. terrestris) under bark and a ground bug Peritrechus geniculatus and the springtail Pogonognathellus longicornis behind a metal sign.

Peritrenchus geniculatus - Alan Keatley

The now resident Grey Squirrel was near the First Pond.

Grey Squirrel - Alan Keatley

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