Thursday 8 July 2021

Thursday 8th July

One Little Ringed Plover remained over the evening tide with two Black-tailed Godwit new arrivals with at least 22 Sandwich Tern present. Elsewhere a the location of a roosting Tawny Owl in the Entrance Bushes was betrayed by several angry Blackbird.

Wildlife News: The highlight was a Two-banded Wasp Hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum the first recorded sighting since 1981, with a notable influx of migrant hoverflies, especially Marmalade and Long Hoverfly

Two-banded Wasp Hoverfly - Alan Keatley

Also on the wing the first Hairy-saddled Colletes Colletes fodiens and Waisted Bee-grabber Physocephala rufipes of the year, Pantaloon Bee Dasypoda hirtipes, Large and Small Skipper, Large White, Small Copper, Red Admiral, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.  

Waisted Bee-grabber - Alan Keatley

A Pyramidal Orchid on Warren Point was a welcome sight as none have appeared at the regular site this year. 

Pyramidal Orchid - Alan Keatley

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