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.
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 trivittatus, Lesser Hornet Volucella inanis, Marmalade 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.
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.
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