Saturday 23 April 2022

Saturday 23rd April

A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the Visitor Centre early morning with the first Reed Warbler of the year singing at the Main Pond but other migrants were limited to two Wheatear and a new Whitethroat, with three singing males now present.

Offshore single Great and Arctic Skua flew east with c40 Manx Shearwater, 12 Fulmar and four Great Northern Diver. Counts from the estuary included 38 Sandwich Tern, eight Dunlin, seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese, five Whimbrel, four Sanderling, four Teal and a Ringed Plover

Wildlife News: A flowering Green-winged Orchid was discovered on Warren Point, a new location, the regular plant in Greenland Lake has not been seen this year. 

Green-winged Orchid - Alan Keatley

Insects were in short supply in the dull weather with those on the wing often found deep in flowering Dandelions.

Orange-tailed Mining Bee - Alan Keatley

No comments:

Post a Comment