Saturday 22 February 2020

Saturday 22nd February

Counts from the estuary included 553 Oystercatcher,  173 Common and two Mediterranean Gull, 158 Brent Geese, 57 Bar-tailed Godwit, 53 Turnstone, 40 Shelduck, 25 Teal, three Goldeneye and a WigeonElsewhere a Great Northern Diver and the female Eider were offshore, a Rook was foraging in the Bight and three Raven were overhead. 

Wildlife News: A rare bout of sunshine saw the first butterfly of the year, a Red Admiral moving through, with several Common Dronefly Eristalis tenax and single Marmalade Hoverfly and Buff-tailed Bumblebee on the wing. Elsewhere a Stoat was seen in Greenland Lake and a bull Grey Seal was on the mussel barge.

 Grey Seal - Alan Keatley

Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus  - Alan Keatley

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