Saturday 9 April 2022

Saturday 9th April

This first Whimbrel of the year flew in off the sea before flying back out and heading east a short while later. Also on the move three Jay through Dead Dolphin Wood early morning, a Sparrowhawk in off the sea with seven Raven, four Meadow Pipitthree Chaffinch, three Rook and single Jackdaw and Siskin overhead.

Counts from the estuary included 210 Oystercatcher, 50 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Ringed Plover, nine Teal, two Greenshank and two Knot. Elsewhere 33 Sandwich Tern and 20 Gannet were offshore with seven Sanderling and a Knot on the beach.

Knot - Lee Collins

Wildlife News: The first Green-veined White was on the wing, sharing a sheltered corner with a couple of Speckled Wood, a Comma and a Dark-edged Beefly. The first Stripe-backed Fleckwing Dasysyrphus albostriatus of the year was also seen, one of ten hoverfly species noted.

Dasysyrphus albostriatus - Kevin Rylands

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