Friday 26 July 2019

Thursday 25th July

Counts from the estuary included 90 Sandwich Tern, 17 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, seven Dunlin, four Turnstone, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull and a Whimbrel.

Wildlife News: Insects were very active with single Pantaloon Bee Dasypoda hirtipes and a Black-thighed Epeolus Epeolus variegatus amongst many Silvery Leafcutter Megachile leachella and Green-eyed Flower Bee Anthophora bimaculata. Elsewhere a Small Spotty-eyed Dronefly Eristalinus sepulchralis was by the Tractor Compound, all areas of scrub held large numbers of Gatekeeper, with good numbers of Small Copper, Common Blue and Meadow Brown. There were also a few Large and Small White and a couple of Peacock and Red Admiral.

 Pantaloon Bee - Alan Keatley

Black-thighed Epeolus - Alan Keatley

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