Saturday 12 March 2022

Saturday 12th March

A Nuthatch in the Entrance Bushes early morning was the rarity highlight, the first March record for the Recording Area. Other arrivals included the first Sand Martin of the year overhead, five Chiffchaff on site and a smart male Wheatear in Greenland Lake.

Wheatear - Alan Keatley

Also on site three Shoveler on the Main Pond, a male Peregrine, a vocal Green Woodpecker and a noticeable increase in breeding activity.

Wildlife News: Despite the increasing wind a few insects were on the wing, especially around the early flowering sallows. These included the first Gwynne's Mining Bee Andrena bicolor for several years and the year's first Fluffy Dronefly Eristalis intricaria and Tapered Dronefly Eristalis pertinax

Fluffy Dronefly - Alan Keatley

Tapered Dronefly - Alan Keatley

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