Saturday 14 April 2018

Saturday 14th April

A foggy day and despite the south easterly breeze there was little sign of continuing migration with just two Swallow and a Yellow Wagtail flying through, four Blackcap and three Willow Warbler remaining in the bushes, six Sandwich Tern offshore and three Whimbrel in the estuary. Other records included 21 Grey Plover, 18 Turnstone and four Dunlin in the estuary and a Shoveler on the Main Pond.
Wildlife News: Despite the conditions the Sand Crocus was attempting to flower, a few Sand Lizard were along the Dune Ridge and insects on the wing included Tree Bumblebee, Fluffy Dronefly (Eristalis intricarius) and Dark-edge Beefly. In Greenland Lake three Snake's-head Fritillary were in flower.
Eristalis intricarius - Alan Keatley

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