Tuesday 22 August 2023

Tuesday 22nd August

A worrying sign of the times with no terns present over the high tide, with eight Black-tailed Godwit, seven Greenshank, four Ringed Plover and three Dunlin amongst the waders.

Elsewhere a Swift was overhead and counts across site included 30 Linnet, nine Chiffchaff, four Whitethroat, two Reed and two Willow Warbler

Wildlife News: Aside from the regular hoverfly and bee species, there was little in the way of other insects with just five butterfly species recorded. Two new records from the year were however discovered, a Small Birch Bell Epinotia ramella in Dead Dolphin Wood and the ground beetle Broscus cephalotes, typically under driftwood in the Bight.

Small Birch Bell - Alan Keatley

Broscus cephalotes - Alan Keatley

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