Tuesday 15 October 2019

Tuesday 15th October

A morning of thick fog under clear blue skies ruined any chance of visible migration overhead although several groups of Meadow Pipit and Skylark were heard passing over along with around 10 Chaffinch, three Siskin and a Golden Plover. The lack of visibility hampered counts from the estuary but 227 Dark-bellied Brent Geese were in the Bight along with 169 Curlew, 28 Grey Plover, 10 Sandwich Tern. Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler was at the Main Pond, 90 Linnet and 60 Goldfinch were on Warren Point and 10 Blackcap, four Goldcrest, two Chiffchaff and a Wheatear were on site.

Wildlife News: There was a steady passage of Red Admiral west during the day with 30+ noted, also on the wing a Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Large and Small White. Late dragonflies consisted mainly of Common Darter but Southern and Migrant Hawker were also still flying. A lone Hornet was on Ivy and a single Rosemary Beetle was a first for the Recording Area.

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