Sunday 24 April 2022

Sunday 24th April

The first Little Tern of the year was offshore with at least 33 Sandwich Tern and a pair of Eider, which lingered all afternoon despite being regularly flushed by boat traffic. 

Counts from the estuary were limited to 160 Oystercatcher, 63 Whimbrel, 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 23 Curlew, 12 Shelduck and two Teal, with four Turnstone on the beach and a Ringed Plover flew over. 

Elsewhere a Red Kite flew east mid afternoon with a Wheatear the only passerine migrant reported, just single Whitethroat and Reed Warbler remain on territory.  

Wildlife News: The fine weather saw the first Black Mining Bee Andrena pilipes on the wing with several Orange-tip along with Holly Blue, Small Copper and Peacock. A dead Herring Gull on Warren Point hosted two Silpha tristis carrion beetle. 

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