Thursday 19 April 2018

Thursday 19th April

A hot sunny day was more like mid summer than spring. Migrants were limited but a Reed Warbler was singing at the Main Pond whilst overhead single Yellow Wagtail, Sand Martin and Swallow passed through. In the estuary 11 Pale-bellied Brent Geese paused briefly before being flushed by a helicopter low over the site, other counts included 45 Dunlin, 44 Turnstone, 12 Sanderling, four Whimbrel and a Ringed Plover.

 Pale-bellied Brent Geese - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The weather brought out good numbers of insects with Speckled Wood, Peacock and Comma on the wing as well as the first St Mark's Flies of the year. The Sand Crocus remains out in numbers along with Upright Chickweed and Shepherd's Cress.

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