Saturday 22 October 2022

Saturday 22nd October

The two Cetti's Warbler remain at the Main Pond, with two Water Rail, a Kingfisher and a small roost of 20 Starling. Also on site 35 Greenfinch, 14 Chiffchaff, six Goldcrest, single Redwing and Blackcap and a Tawny Owl roosting in Dead Dolphin Wood.

Overhead 35 Jackdaw and six Rook west with two Siskin, a Grey Wagtail and an adult Mediterranean Gull also through. Elsewhere 169 Dark-bellied Brent Geese were in the estuary and early morning saw two Whimbrel head south off the seawall with two Sandwich Tern and the fem/imm Eider also offshore. 

Wildlife News: Very few inverts on the wing but still some to be found, especially under wood. Rosy Woodlouse Androniscus dentiger was the highlight, a new species for the Recording Area, along with numerous woodlice, Common Earwig and a Barkfly nymph Pteroxanium kelloggi.

Pteroxanium kelloggi - Alan Keatley

The recent rain has brought a flush of fungi to wooded areas with Pale Milkcap Lactarius pallidus around scrub edges and in the woodland, Collared Parachute Marasmius rotula and Tripe Fungus Auricularia mesenterica, both last recorded in the 1950's.

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