Wednesday 3 August 2022

Wednesday 3rd August

Counts from the estuary included 264 Curlew, 57 Sandwich Tern, 30 Dunlin, 28 Sanderling, 21 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Mute Swan and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose.

Elsewhere nine Cirl Bunting and single figures of the regular breeding warblers.

Hairy-saddled Colletes - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: The second site record of Small Bee-grabber Thecophora atra was a highlight on Yellow Iris in Entrance Bushes. Solitary bee species this species is looking out for included Hairy-saddled Colettes, Coastal and Silvery Leafcutter, Green-eyed Flower Bee, Black-thighed Epeolus and White-zoned Furrow Bee Lasioglossum leucozonium.

Small Bee-grabber - Alan Keatley

Other insects noted included Shieldbug Digger Wasp Astata boops, the nationally scarce Slender-horned Leatherbug Ceraleptus lividus, a Bishops Mitre nymph and a Hairy Shieldbug.

Hairy Shieldbug - Alan Keatley

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