Tuesday 24 August 2021

Tuesday 24th August

An early Wryneck was the pick of the migrants, but was only seen briefly, with the first Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler of the autumn also present, at least seven Wheatear and overhead 12 Sand Martin and three Yellow Wagtail.

The first nine Wigeon of the autumn were in the estuary with a Little Ringed Plover, 250 Redshank, 120+ Ringed and six Grey Plover, 100+ Grey Plover, 54 Sandwich and a Common Tern, 32 Whimbrel, seven Bar-tailed Godwit, six Greenshank and two Turnstone

Elsewhere six Teal and five Common Scoter were offshore and 75 Linnet roosted in the Golf Course pond. 

Wildlife News: The sunshine brought out good numbers of insects with Brown Argus and the third generation of Small Copper on the wing with several Migrant Hawker. Grasshoppers were well represented with Long-winged Conehead, Meadow Grasshopper, Common Groundhopper and Great Green Bush-cricket all noted. the highlight was a second Wasp Spider record with one found in the Back Meadow. 

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