Wednesday 29 September 2021

Wednesday 29th September

Counts from the estuary included 320 Curlew, 150 Teal, 51 Mute Swan, 48 Brent Goose and 20 Wigeon. The high tide did not flood the Bight and this combined with the presence of an adult Peregrine meant there were few small waders present. 

Elsewhere a late Whitethroat was along the Back Path with seven Chiffchaff and two Blackcap on site, five Swallow and three Rook overhead and feeding offshore 170 Gannet and four Sandwich Tern

Wildlife News: Amongst the dragonflies were several Common Darter and Migrant Hawker with a single Southern Hawker

Southern Hawker - Alan Keatley

A good selection of butterflies included a welcome sighting of a Wall Brown along the Dune Ridge, a Painted Lady fresh in nectaring on the beach, several Red Admiral passing through and elsewhere Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Small Copper and Small White.

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