Saturday 26 August 2023

Saturday 26th August

An Osprey was in the estuary just after high tide where counts from the Bight included 205 Dunlin, 162 Ringed Plover, 25 Sanderling (13 juv), nine Turnstone (three juv) and a lone Sandwich Tern with a juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach. 

Elsewhere a Teal was at the Main Pond and migrants included the year's second Lesser Whitethroat, eight Chiffchaff, two Blackcap and single Reed and Willow WarblerWhitethroat and Goldcrest.

Other Wildlife: Rush Veneer was on the Golf Course, where new sites for Autumn Ladies-tresses and Dark Mullein were discovered. 

Dark Mullein - Kevin Rylands

Poplar Bent-wing Phyllocnistis unipunctella leafmine - Kevin Rylands

Thecabius affinis gall (an aphid on Poplar) - Kevin Rylands

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