Sunday 5 June 2022

Sunday 5th June

Still some signs of northward wader passage with counts of 73 Dunlin, 28 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone and eight Sanderling from the estuary along with 164 Oystercatcher, 15 Shelduck, 11 Curlew, seven Whimbrel and two Bar-tailed Godwit.

Elsewhere 18 Swift were overhead and a Great Northern Diver was offshore with 10 Manx Shearwater, five Common Scoter, four Sandwich Tern, three Mediterranean Gull and a Great Crested Grebe

Wildlife News: Two Painted Lady, a Silver Y and increased numbers of Marmalade Hoverfly in particular showed continuing migration. At the Main Pond an emergence of Common Toad with a minimum of 440 toadlets counted and a first instar Puss Moth caterpillar was by the car park. 

Puss Moth larvae - Kevin Rylands

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