Thursday 13 September 2018

Thursday 13th September

A flock of 11 Avocet circling the Bight at high tide were a sign of the changing seasons, also in the estuary 430 Dunlin, 240 Redshank, 60 Wigeon, just 23 Ringed Plover, 22 Sandwich Tern, 14 Sanderling, nine Bar and two Black-tailed Godwit, eight Shelduck, six Turnstone, five Knot, three Greenshank, a Kingfisher and the Slavonian Grebe.
Elsewhere migration was also in evidence with two Whinchat, five Wheatear, two Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler the pick of the grounded migrants. Overhead 40+ Meadow Pipit, four Raven, four Grey Wagtail, 40 House Martin and 15 Swallow.

White Wagtail - Alan Keatley
Wildlife News: Single Common and Grey Seal were in the estuary. The sunny weather brought out the insects including a Wall Brown on the Dune Ridge, a Holly Blue in the car park and Brown Argus in Greenland lake. Also on the wing Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Large White, Small Copper, 15 Common Darter and half a dozen Migrant Hawker.

Garden Orb Weaver Araneus diadematus - Alan Keatley

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