Saturday 2 April 2022

Saturday 2nd April

The third Black Redstart of the spring, an immature male, was on the sea wall with the Velvet Scoter, single Great Northern and Red-throated Diver visible offshore along with nine Sandwich Tern.

In the bushes and ponds nine Chiffchaff, two Willow Warbler, two Water Rail and a Blackcap, with a very vocal and mobile Green Woodpecker. The fine weather saw seven Buzzard and two Sparrowhawk drift over from the mainland.

Elsewhere counts from the estuary and beach, included 140 Oystercatcher, 67 Dunlin, 60 Turnstone, 51 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 15 Grey and 10 Ringed Plover, eight Knot, five Greenshank, four Red-breasted Merganser and a Sanderling.

Turnstone - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The first Dark-edged Beefly of the year was in the sheltered patch by the First Pond, several White-footed Hoverfly Platycheirus albimanus were on the wing, but little else apart from a couple of Hairy-eyed Syrphus S.torvus and a single Speckled Wood.

Dark-edged Beefly - Alan Keatley

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