Sunday 3 October 2021

Sunday 3rd October

The Spotted Redshank returned to the estuary corner on the morning tide with counts including 775 Wigeon, 394 Teal, 348 Redshank, 143 Dunlin, 41 Ringed Plover, 35 Bar and eight Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Turnstone, 12 Greenshank, eight Grey Plover, eight Mediterranean Gull, seven Knot, five Dark-bellied Brent Geese, four Sandwich Tern, two Great-crested Grebe and a Whimbrel. A Bar-headed Goose was today's exotic with the Canada Geese.

Migrants on site included 14 Chiffchaff, eight Blackcap, two Goldcrest, a Wheatear and a Jay, whilst overhead there were 117 Meadow Pipit, 52 Swallow, a Grey Wagtail and the first Golden Plover of the autumn.

Wildlife News: The second Rosemary Beetle for the Recording Area was on planted Rosemary near the Crazy Golf. At least 25 Marsh Helleborine are still in flower but the Autumn Ladys-tresses are now mostly over. The majority of the Ivy is still not in flower so Ivy Bee remain scarce/difficult to find but a late Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria was amongst the regular late fly species. 

Rosemary Beetle

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