Tuesday 20 September 2022

Tuesday 20th September

The highlight was again a Wryneck, this time near the Visitor Centre, presumably the same bird as Sunday, but around 1.5km from its original location. A Redwing reported by the Golf Course was the earliest ever arrival, but other grounded migrants were limited to 16 Chiffchaff and four Blackcap. Overhead six Meadow Pipit, four Skylark, two Grey Wagtail and two Rook.

Elsewhere 316 Curlew, 166 Redshank, 48 Sandwich Tern and two Grey Plover were in the estuary, 15 Sanderling were on the beach and a Kingfisher was at the Main Pond.

Wildlife News: Several hoverflies were on the wing including a Yellow-barred Peat Hoverfly Sericomyia silentis amongst many Common Eristalis tenax and Striped-faced Dronefly E. nemorum, Humming Syrphus S.ribesii and Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus with several Batman Myathropa florea and Tiger Hoverfly Heliophilus pendulus along with Common Spotted Field Syrph Eupeodes luniger and White-clubbed Glasswing Scaeva pyrastri.

Vestal - Alan Keatley

Also today a Vestal on Warren Point, along with the darkling beetle Crypticus quisquilius, a first site record for this dune specialist.

Crypticus quisquilius - Alan Keatley

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