Tuesday 11 May 2021

Tuesday 11th May

Two Great Northern Diver were off the seawall this evening with a strong auk passage, mostly Guillemot. No obvious migrants but breeding birds in full swing with fledged Stonechat, Greenfinch and Little Grebe all noted, with the Little Grebe nesting building for their next brood.

Counts from the estuary and beach included 28 Whimbrel, 21 Sanderling, seven Bar-tailed Godwit, two Dunlin, two Grey Plover and single Curlew, Knot and Ringed Plover.

Wildlife News: The evening sunshine saw a welcome increase in insect activity including the first Blotch-winged Hoverfly Leucozona lucorum for the Recording Area, along with Big-thighed Pipiza Pipiza austriaca, Cream-spot Ladybird, Green Longhorn Adela reaumurella and Common Groundhopper. An Orange-tip egg was found on Cuckoo Flower in the Back Meadow and a Water Vole was on the Main Pond. 

Blotch-winged Hoverfly

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