Thursday 6 July 2017

Thursday 6th July

There is no access to the hide or Warren Point for the next couple of weeks. Wader diversity and numbers increased with single Little Ringed and Ringed Plover, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper; counts included 297 Oystercatcher, 272 Curlew, 51 Redshank, 11 Grey Plover, four Dunlin and two Knot. Other records included three Mediterranean Gull, 67 Kittiwake, 27 Sandwich Tern and the Slavonian Grebe.   

Wildlife News: A Golden-ringed Dragonfly was along the Back Path with good numbers of butterflies on the wing, especially Gatekeeper and Small Skipper, also Comma, Speckled Wood, Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Large, Small and Green-veined White.

 Golden-ringed Dragonfly - Alan Keatley

Gatekeeper - Alan Keatley

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