Sunday 14 August 2022

Sunday 14th August

Despite the continuing high temperatures the first three Wigeon of the winter made their appearance in the estuary with 13 Black-tailed Godwit and two Grey Plover also new arrivals. 

Other counts from the estuary included 363 Curlew, 92 Sandwich and two Common Tern, 84 Ringed Plover, 68 Dunlin, 44 Whimbrel, 27 Sanderling, nine Mediterranean Gull, seven Greenshank, six Bar-tailed Godwit, four Great Crested Grebe, two Turnstone, two Stock Dove, a Kingfisher and a Common Sandpiper.

Elsewhere a Sedge Warbler was on Warren Point with three Whitethroat and a Song Thrush, with a Coal Tit  in the Entrance Bushes and counts across site of 13 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, two Willow and two Reed Warbler. Offshore two distant shearwater sp, a Hobby and a Peregrine

Late news: Whilst mothing, a Nightjar was watched hunting along the railway before heading out across the Golf Course, the 20th site record and earliest autumn sighting. Also at least seven Common Sandpiper present.

Wildlife News: During the day the first Magpie Moth of the year was noted along with an Oak Eggar and several Rush Veneer

Oak Eggar - David Flack

A second Magpie Moth came to light, one of 64 species recorded including the nationally scarce Shore WainscotWaste Grass-veneer Pediasia contaminella and Hook-tipped Grass-veneer Platytes alpinella, migrants included single Spindle Knot-horn Nephopterix angustella and Dark Sword-grass four Turnip and four Diamond-back Moth. Other species included Chamomile Conch Cochylidia implicitana, new to the Recording Area, and twos of Portland Ribbon Wave, now well established, Bordered Pug and Dusky Thorn.

Bordered Pug - Luke Harman

Shore Wainscot - Luke Harman

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