Friday 4 March 2022

Friday 4th March

A low tide visit saw the Velvet Scoter offshore with 322 Dark-bellied Brent Geese feeding along the beach, four Sanderling on Finger Point and 45 Common Gull, six Red-breasted Merganser and a Greenshank in Shutterton Creek.

Elsewhere single Buzzard and Jackdaw were overhead and six Teal were on the Main Pond. 

Buzzard - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The sunny weather saw a Red Admiral heading north with several Marmalade Hoverfly and Common Spotted Field Syrph Eupeodes luniger also hinting at migration. Also on the wing two early Dull-bellied Blacklet Cheliosia proxima, a good number of Stripe-faced Dronefly Eristalis tenax, a few Hairy-eyed Syrphus Syrphus torvus and the first Green Shieldbug of the year. 

Cheliosia proxima - Alan Keatley

Green Shieldbug - Alan Keatley

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