Saturday 29 September 2018

Saturday 29th September

A cold start with no cloud cover limited visible movement overhead but 18 Siskin were recorded heading east with another 14 in the Entrance bushes, 26 House Martin, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 11 Skylark and single Golden Plover, Yellow and Grey Wagtail also came low enough to be noted. On the ground migrants included the first Goldcrest of the autumn, late Sedge and Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, seven Blackcap, three Wheatear and single Coal Tit and Jay.

Elsewhere the two Eider were off Langstone Rock and counts from the estuary included 380 Wigeon, 130 Dunlin, 28 Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, nine Grey Plover, four Pintail, two Kingfisher, a Whimbrel and the Slavonian Grebe.

Kingfisher - Lee Collins

Wildlife News: At least three Clouded Yellow were on site along with half a dozen Red Admiral and Silver Y. The first few Ivy flowers were being well attended by Ivy Bee but many were still foraging elsewhere.

Ivy Bee - Alan Keatley 

Red Admiral - Alan Keatley 

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