Monday, 28 May 2018

Monday 28th May

A hot summer's day once the cold morning fog burnt off. Counts from the estuary included just 29 Dunlin, 17 Sanderling, 13 Ringed Plover, eight Whimbrel, three Knot and three Bar-tailed Godwit; one of the godwit was colour-ringed showing some continuing turnover.

Elsewhere a Great Northern Diver circled the bay at height and fresh migrants included two new Reed Warbler, including one the Buffer Zone, with single Chiffchaff and Blackcap in new areas.

Wildlife News: A Green Hairstreak near the Crocus Compound was the highlight, the first record of this elusive resident for a number of years. At least eight other butterfly species were on the wing including Brown Argus and Red Admiral. An Emperor over the Main Pond was the first true dragonfly of the year.    

Green Hairstreak

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