Saturday 23 May 2015

Saturday 23rd May

Wader passage continues to keep spring just about ticking over with 70 Sanderling on the beach, in the estuary however there were just nine Dunlin, nine Ringed and three Grey Plover, six Curlew and five Whimbrel. Elsewhere a Wheatear was by the hide, the Slavonian Grebe was off Cockwood, 130 Starling foraging around site indicates a good first brood, with the first fledged Linnet also on the wing. Five Jackdaw were again foraging on site before heading back to nests in the village. This is the first time Jackdaw have been regular on the Warren, previously they have been most frequently recorded overhead as spring and autumn migrants.

Wildlife News: The first Hummingbird Hawkmoth of the year was on Warren Point. Butterflies on the wing included Brown Argus, Common Blue and Small Copper with several Ashy Mining Bee also enjoying the weather. Elsewhere the Common Seal was again on Bull Hill.

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