Tuesday 12 September 2023

Tuesday 12th September

No news was received from high tide but a low tide visit saw some migrants. A dozen Chiffchaff in ones and two throughout the reserve, with two Blackcap in the Entrance Bushes, two Whitethroat at the Dune Pond and two Wheatear along the beach.

Wheatear - Dean Hall

An Osprey flew along the Dune Ridge towards estuary early morning with five Rook also overhead, the immature Eider was back at Langstone Rock, with the Great Northern Diver off Groyne nine, four Teal at the Main Pond and 60 Linnet on Warren Point.

Eider - Alan Keatley

Other Wildlife: The first Ivy Bee Colletes hederae of the year was on the first flowering Ivy at Langstone Rock with the hoverfly Riponnensia splendens

Ivy Bee - Alan Keatley

Riponnensia splendens - Alan Keatley

A Brown Argus on Warren Point was the pick of the butterflies.

Brown Argus - Alan Keatley

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