Saturday 24 June 2017

Saturday 24th June

Counts from the estuary continue to increase with 131 Curlew, 106 Black-headed Gull, 46 Bar-tailed Godwit, 27 Shelduck, 16 Sandwich Tern, 12 Whimbrel, 12 Grey Plover, six Dunlin, two Turnstone and a Greenshank. Also in the estuary the summering Slavonian Grebe.

Wildlife News: Good numbers of hoverflies and solitary bees were on the wing including the migrant Pied Hoverfly and a second migrant Red-veined Darter of the year was reported.

 Large Pied Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens) - Alan Keatley

Pied Hoverfly (Scavea pyrastri) - Alan Keatley

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