Thursday 2 June 2022

Thursday 2nd June

Counts from the estuary and beach included 162 Oystercatcher, 46 Sanderling, 18 Dunlin, 14 Shelduck, 10 Curlew, six Whimbrel, four Turnstone, three Ringed Plover, three 1st summer Mediterranean Gull, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Common Tern. The latter have again been very scarce this Spring.

Elsewhere two distant Pomarine Skua flew east early morning, the first brood of Cirl Bunting have fledged and over a late Yellow Wagtail, nine Swallow, two Swift and a Buzzard

Wildlife News: The first Large Skipper of the year was on the with Brown Argus and Meadow Brown, along with Cinnabar and Cream-spot Tiger moths.

Cream-spot Tiger - David Flack

Also on the wing Fairy-ring and Spotted Longhorn, Vestal Cuckoo Bumblebee, Thigh-legged Hoverfly Syritta pipiens and Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris rybyensis.

Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp - Alan Keatley

Spotted Longhorn - Alan Keatley

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