Counts from the estuary included 386 Curlew, 147 Ringed Plover, 77 Sandwich and five Common Tern, 41 Mute Swan, 27 Dunlin16 Whimbrel, eight Bar and two Black-tailed Godwit, four Meditteranean Gull and two Grey Plover, with 26 Sanderling on the beach.
A Sedge Warbler in Greenland Lake and a Willow Warbler in the Entrance Bushes were the best of the migrants on a quiet day for migrants, with 70 Linnet and a Wheatear on Warren Point.
Wildlife News: A female Heather Colletes C.succinctus was found nectaring on Heather near the Crocus Compound. A new bee for the Recording Area, following likely records on the Golf Course last year and an a pre-1969 unconfirmed NBN record.
Also recorded today, for the first time in many years, a Wesmael's Digger Wasp Crossocerus wesmaeli.
There were more hoverflies than of late with a notable influx of Common Twist-tail Sphaerophoria scripta and increase of Compost Syritta pipiens and Marmaldae Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus. Other hoverflies including Batman Myathropa florea, Hornet Volucella zonaria, Superb Ant-hill Xanthogramma pedissequum and Tiger Helophilus pendulus, along with Pied Plumehorn Volucella pellucens, Glass-winged Syrphus S.vitripennis and three dronefly species.
Butterflies included a fresh Painted Lady and the usual Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Common Blue and Small Copper, although there has been a notable drop off of in numbers of Gatekeeper.