Thursday 13 October 2022

Thursday 13th October

A late morning start meant the tide was missed but so to was the mist as it cleared, developing into a pleasantly warm day. The highlight was a Great White Egret in the Railway Saltmarsh, also in the estuary a Pintail amongst the Wigeon and 131 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.

Kestrel - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere nine Chiffchaff and single Blackcap and Goldcrest were in the bushes, a lone Siskin passed overhead and at the Main Pond, two Water Rail and a Kingfisher.

Chiffchaff - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: Insects included one or two Tiger Helophilus pendulus and Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus, Common Spotted Field Syrph Eupeodes luniger, Humming Syrphus S. ribesii and Slender Melanostoma M. scalare, plus a few Ivy Bee on the remaining Ivy flowers.

Aphodius prodromus, a Dung Beetle - Alan Keatley

Noon Fly - Alan Keatley

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