Saturday 28 May 2022

Saturday 28th May

Counts over the morning tide included 173 Oystercatcher, 101 Sanderling, 32 Shelduck, 14 Ringed Plover, 11 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, nine Whimbrel, seven Black-headed Gull and two Bar-tailed Godwit. Offshore seven Common Scoter and six Sandwich Tern.

Away from the estuary most of the action was on the Main Pond with nine Mallard ducklings, seven cygnets, five Moorhen chicks and three Little Grebe chicks.

Wildlife News: Eight species of butterfly, including Painted Lady and six Bumblebee species, including Tree, Garden and Early, were on the wing. Elsewhere two Water Vole were at the Main Pond, a Migrant Field Syrph Eupeodes corollae was by the seawall, a Broad-bodied Chaser was on the Golf Course and a Cream-streaked Ladybird and an Aethes deaurana were in the Buffer Zone. 

Ivy Broomrape - a rare species on site making sporadic appearances around the car park. 

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