Wildlife news: two new species for the site were four Adonis Ladybird and a Scarce 7-spot Ladybird found along the seawall with good numbers of 7-spot Ladybird and some 11-spot Ladybird.
Scarce 7-spot Ladybird (left) and Adonis Ladybird (right) - Guy Freeman
Stranded on the ebbing shoreline were the usual Compass Jellyfish, Barrel Jellyfish and over recent few days, an overdue new species for the site, a number of Moon Jellyfish Aurelia aurita. Invertebrates were active in the warm and humid conditions with sightings of Golden-ringed Dragonfly; also lots of Gatekeeper, some Meadow Brown, several Small Copper, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Small White, Large White, two Holly Blue and single figures also of Brown Argus, Peacock and a Red Admiral.
|Moon Jellyfish Aurelia aurita - Alan Keatley|
|a spider-hunting wasp Pompilidae sp - Alan Keatley|