Wednesday 23 March 2022

Wednesday 23rd March

With clear blue skies overhead migrants were thin on the ground with only one migrant of note a smart male Black Redstart near the Visitor Centre.

Black Redstart - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere counts from the estuary included 148 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 104 Curlew, just 45 Dunlin, 38 Bar-tailed Godwit, 17 Grey and nine Ringed Plover, 11 Knot, five Turnstone, two Sanderling and a Greenshank.

Wildlife News: Plenty of bees on show in the fine weather with Tree and Red-tailed Bumblebee near for the year along with Furry-claspered Furrow Bee Lasioglossum lativentre and Chocolate Mining Bee Andrena scotica. Other solitary bees included Buffish Andrena nigroaenea and a female Gwynne's Mining Bee Andrena bicolor with numerous Yellow-legged Mining Bee Andrena flavipes.

Gwynne's Mining Bee - Alan Keatley

Furry-claspered Furrow Bee - Alan Keatley

Hoverflies on the wing included Common Twist-tail Sphaerophoria scripta, Common Spotted Field Syrph Eupeodes luniger, Slender Melanostoma Melanostoma scalare and several Common Eristalis tenax and Tapered Dronefly Eristalis pertinax. Other insects included three Peacock, two Comma and  two varieties of Harlequin Ladybird.

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