Thursday 27 September 2018

Thursday 27th September

The first Short-eared Owl of the year flew in off the sea early morning and lingered on site for a couple of hours. Other migrants included single Whinchat, three Wheatear, 15 Blackcap and eight Chiffchaff.

Sparrowhawk - Simon Thurgood

Elsewhere counts from the estuary included 31 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, just 110 Wigeon, 95 Dunlin, 55 Sandwich and five Common Tern, c30 Sanderling, 22 Knot, 15 Ringed Plover and 11 Bar-tailed Godwit.

Sandwich Tern and Black-headed Gull - Simon Thurgood
Common Tern - Simon Thurgood
Wildlife News: Insects on the move included a steady southernly flow of Red Admiral reaching well into double figures, with a few migrant Long Hoverfly Sphaerophoria scripta also on the wing.
Long Hoverfly - Alan Keatley

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