Thursday 13 August 2020

Thursday 13th August

The day's highlight was a fem/imm Kentish Plover found on the beach with Sanderling early morning and then promptly disappearing, before turning up with Ringed Plover and a second(!) on the mudflats mid evening. This rare migrant is a Warren speciality with over 100 records but is now considered a national rarity. Three of the five in the UK this year have been onsite!

Kentish Plover - Alan Keatley

Other records included 56 Ringed Plover, 51 Dunlin, 29 Sanderling, seven Turnstone, just seven Sandwich Tern, two Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe

Wildlife News: Several Migrant Hawker on the wing with this mating pair at the Dune Pond. Other insects included the Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria.

Migrant Hawker - Alan Keatley

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