Tuesday 28 February 2023

Tuesday 28th February

A quiet day for birds with the high tide leaving the Bight largely uncovered. The two juvenile Spoonbill paid another visit, initially on Finger Point, but with the low high tide not hindering feeding moved to feed in Shutterton Creek. The Linnet flock wandering Greenland Lake and Golf Course increased to at least 40. The bushes were otherwise noticeably quiet except for vocal tits in their pairs near nest boxes and single Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest and Redwing.

Wildlife News: The second bumblebee species of the year, Garden Bumblebee Bombus hortorum was near the Go-Karts.

Garden Bumblebee - Alan Keatley

Other records including a couple of 24-spot Ladybird, the click beetle Agriotes sputator, Glossy Groundbug Plinthisus brevipennis, the first Dock Bug of the year and under driftwood on Warren Point the coastal ground beetle, Harpalus latus.

Glossy Groundbug - Alan Keatley

Harpalus latus - Alan Keatley

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