Sunday 25 June 2023

Sunday 25th June

Two juvenile Egyptian Geese, presumably from Powderham Park, that flew along the shoreline and  back up estuary early morning were the only deviation from the usual June fare.

Offshore there were 25 Kittiwake, six Guillemot, four Common Scoter, three Sandwich Tern and two Mediterranean Gull, with two additional Mediterranean Gull in the estuary. Counts over the low high tide included 266 Oystercatcher, 142 Curlew, five Redshank, four Whimbrel, three Bar-tailed Godwit and a Greenshank.

Whitethroat - Dave Jewell

Wildlife News: The Grey Squirrel was still around the Entrance Bushes, with a Golden-ringed Dragonfly along Back Path another visitor from the mainland. 

In Greenland Lake Marsh Helleborine are in flower, with several Silver-Y, second generation Brown Argus and Common Blue, Small White, Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small and Large Skipper and a few Six-spot Burnet on the wing.

At the Main Pond several Broad-bodied Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer and Emperor dragonflies, along with Blue-tailed and Red-eyed Damselfly. A Roesel's Bush Cricket was still on the Golf Course with Dark and Great Green Bush Cricket along the Back Path with an Oak Bush Cricket in Dead Dolphin Wood.

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