Four Cattle Egret flew east offshore early morning, only the fourth site record, also offshore two Great Northern Diver and a Great-crested Grebe. It was otherwise quiet though with wader numbers almost identical to counts last night with 64 Sanderling, 30 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin and seven Whimbrel, also in the estuary three Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent Geese. Elsewhere 80 House Martin, 17 Swallow, six Swift flew through and Cirl Bunting were feeding young in the nest in the Buffer Zone.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - Alan Keatley
Wildlife News: Another two new species for the Warren were found today, Median Wasp Dolichovespula media and the hoverfly Cheilosia impressa, the 600th fly for the Recording Area. Also recorded today Striped-legged and Dune Robberflies, the first Blue-eyed Grass of the year and a confiding Fox on Warren Point.
Median Wasp - Alan Keatley
Stripe-legged Robberfly Dioctria baumhaueri - Alan Keatley