Thursday 29 August 2019

Thursday 29th August

Three Curlew Sandpiper, an adult and two juveniles, were amongst the Dunlin and Ringed Plover in the Bight with a Ruff, a Little Ringed Plover, 24 Knot, eight Sanderling, seven Grey Plover and a Lapwing. Elsewhere three Little Tern were in the estuary, the first Tree Pipit of the autumn flew over with a Lesser Whitethroat in Dead Dolphin Wood.

Wildlife News: A Lesser Hornet Hoverfly Volucella inanis was found near the Tractor Compound, a new species for the Recording Area. This species lays its eggs in wasp nests, this species uses ground nests, whilst its close relative Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria uses tree nests. Butterflies included a Clouded Yellow, double figures of Painted Lady and Red Admiral and a Wall.

 Lesser Hornet Hoverfly - Alan Keatley

 Autumn Ladies Tresses - Alan Keatley

Common Darter - Alan Keatley

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