Thursday 19 July 2018

Thursday 19th July

A Garden Warbler was an early autumn migrant along with three Sand Martin but other non-breeding passerines were in short supply.  Counts from the estuary included 22 Dunlin, three Sanderling, two Ringed Plover, a Knot, a Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.

Wildlife News: Good numbers of butterflies remain on the wing with 14 species seen in the continuing hot weather including Painted Lady and Brown Argus. The conditions will not however be so beneficial for numbers next year if rain doesn't arrive soon. The highlight was confirmation of breeding Holly Blue on site, previously suspected this is a first for the Recording Area. Also on the wing a Hummingbird Hawkmoth and the first Jersey Tiger of the year.

Painted Lady - Alan Keatley

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