Saturday 11 September 2021

Saturday 11th September

The Spotted Redshank was still in the estuary with the second winter Little Gull, a Curlew Sandpiper, 125 Common, 60 Sandwich and four Little Tern. Other counts included 252 Dunlin, 194 Ringed and four Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Knot and 10 Greenshank

Spotted Redshank with Greenshank - Lee Collins

Offshore four Balearic Shearwater and a Red-throated Diver. The Wryneck made a couple of appearances mid afternoon along the Back Path above Greenland Lake but was generally very elusive. Other migrants included 11 Wheatear, including a couple of Greenland, and a Reed Warbler, with a Tree Pipit, five Grey Wagtail and 62 House Martin overhead.

Wildlife News: A Beautiful Demoiselle was in Dead Dolphin Wood, only the second record since 2010. Elsewhere a Water Vole showed well on the Main Pond, at least a dozen Common Lizard including several juveniles were noted and a Red Underwing was found at roost. Late news however concerns an underwing of a different colour with the site's first Clifden Nonpareil caught during the week, the 705th moth species for the Recording Area.

Red Underwing - Alan Keatley

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