Saturday 13 November 2021

Saturday 13th November

The Snow Bunting remains elusive being seen a couple of times this morning between groynes 8-10. Also on site 11 Cirl Bunting, 143 Linnet, 12 Long-tailed Tit, three Chiffchaff, two Goldcrest and two Tawny Owl. Overhead 2055 Wood Pigeon, 112 Stock Dove, 10 Skylark, five Redwing, five Raven, three Siskin and two Lesser Redpoll.

Counts from the estuary included 41 Cattle Egret on the Wreck and adjacent boats late afternoon, 1736 Dunlin, 960 Oystercatcher, 411 Wigeon, 376 Teal, 245 Dark-bellied and two Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 278 Black and 61 Bar-tailed Godwit, 243 Redshank, 108 Turnstone, 96 Grey and 39 Ringed Plover, 54 Shelduck, 17 Knot, 14 Greenshank, 11 Sanderling, seven Red-breasted Merganser, two Mediterranean Gull and two Kingfisher.

Offshore six Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver, four Common Scoter and a Great-crested Grebe.

Wildlife News: A late Furry-claspered Mining Bee Lasioglossum lativentre was still active along with a few Buff-tailed Bumblebee and Honey Bee on the Hebe; with a Common Dronefly Eristalis tenax, a Long Hoverfly Sphaerophoria scripta, a Migrant Field Syrph Eupeodes corollae and a few Slender Melanostoma Melanostoma scalare searching out remaining flowers. A Red Admiral flew through and two Grey Seal were in the estuary.

Furry-claspered Mining Bee - Alan Keatley

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