Thursday 5 April 2018

Thursday 5th April

Spring weather finally made an appearance today with a singing Blackcap in the Entrance Bushes further evidence of the seasons arrival. However another two Blackcap and a singing Willow Warbler were the only new migrants until late morning when an Osprey flew north, returning to fish in front of the hide 20 minutes later. Also in the estuary a Whimbrel was another new arrival with counts limited to 20 Redshank, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover, a Grey Plover, a Greenshank and the Eider. Elsewhere a Great Northern Diver was off the seawall with 22 Sandwich Tern offshore and a pair of Shoveler on the Main Pond.

Osprey - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The sunny weather brought out several Sand Crocus for the first time with Peacock, Red Admiral and Comma on the wing along with numerous bumblebee and hoverfly species.

 Tree Bumblebee - Alan Keatley

Sand Crocus - Alan Keatley

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