Monday 15 August 2022

Monday 15th August

An autumnal feeling with a welcome change of weather and some resulting migrants. A smart Whinchat was on Warren Point with three Wheatear, elsewhere the bushes contained the usual warblers including three Whitethroat with two Willow and a Reed Warbler.

Little Stint - Alan Keatley

An adult Little Stint had also arrived in the Bight amongst 120 Ringed Plover, 47 Dunlin, 28 Mute Swan, 27 Sanderling, 27 Sandwich Tern, four Mediterranean Gull, two Grey Plover and a Turnstone.

Elsewhere a Kingfisher was at the Main Pond with 40 Swallow through.

Wildlife News: After the grey start insects started to appear as the sun came out, these included the hoverflies; Large Tiger Helophilus trivittatusLesser Hornet Volucella inanisMarmalade Episyrphus balteatus, Superb Ant-hill Xanthogramma pedissequum and Tiger H. pendulus. Also on the wing, Common Eristalis tenax and Small Spotty-eyed Dronefly Eristalinus sepulchralis and Common Paragus P. haemorrhous and Common Twist-tail Sphaerophoria scripta.

Large Tiger Hoverfly - Alan Keatley

Dragonflies consisted of just one Common Darter, a couple of Emperor and several Migrant Hawker on the Main Pond, with a Common Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides in Greenland Lake.

Common Sexton Beetle - Alan Keatley

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