Saturday 12 November 2022

Saturday 12th November

The elusive Yellow-browed Warbler was in Dead Dolphin Wood briefly with a Siberian Chiffchaff, two Cetti's Warbler, 14 Long-tailed Tit, eight Chiffchaff, seven Goldcrest, four Water Rail and a Redwing around the Main Pond. Also on site the Dartford Warbler on the Golf Course with five Redwing and a Siskin overhead and a Merlin through. 

Counts from the estuary included 965 Dunlin, 903 Oystercatcher, 528 Wigeon262 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 200 Redshank, 166 Teal, 157 Curlew, 110 Black and 60 Bar-tailed Godwit, 94 Turnstone, 57 Grey and 11 Ringed Plover, 14 Sanderling, 10 Greenshank, three Shoveler and three Red-breasted Merganser.

Elsewhere five Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver were offshore with 70 Gannet, 53 Kittiwake and five Common Scoter.

Wildlife News: Evidence of insect migration with the first Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus for several weeks. A couple of Common Darter were at the Main Pond and a Common Seal was in the estuary. Turning over tideline debris revealed a new beetle for the Recording Area, Harpalus latus, a common ground beetle of sand dunes.

Harpalus latus - Alan Keatley

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