Thursday 7 September 2023

Thursday 7th September

A Great White Egret was a good start to the day, offshore  moving along coast towards Exmouth low to water around 7:45. Nothing else was however moving offshore in the flat calm conditions. Migrants on site were limited to six Chiffchaff and single Blackcap and Willow Warbler, with three Stock Dove on Warren Point and a Rook overhead.

Elsewhere a Kingfisher was at the Main Pond, counts over the high tide included 93 Ringed Plover, 52 Dunlin, 39 Mute Swan, 19 Sanderling, three Turnstone, two Sandwich Tern and single Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot and Little Ringed Plover.

Knot (& Sanderling) - Alan Keatley

Other Wildlife: A Mouse Moth by the Main Pond was the pick of several new species for the year, along with Bright Four-spined Legionnaire Chorisops nagatomii, a tiny dance fly, Tachydromia umbrarum and Striped-wing Dronefly Eristalis horticola.

Mouse Moth - Alan Keatley

Stripe-winged Dronefly - Alan Keatley

Other highlights included a new Wasp Spider near the Visitor Centre, another Ectophasia crassipennis and a Bronze Shieldbug nymph in Greenland Lake.

Wasp Spider - Alan Keatley

Ectophasia crassipennis - Alan Keatley

Bronze Shieldbug - Alan Keatley

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