Wednesday 6 September 2023

Wednesday 6th September

A juvenile Osprey flew south early afternoon, but the three Gadwall that flew through were rarer on site! Counts from the estuary included a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 243 Redshank, 130+ Ringed Plover (73+ juvs), 44 Dunlin, mostly juvs, 25 Sandwich Tern, 21 Teal, 11 Wigeon, 11 Greenshank and three Knot, with two Wheatear in the Bight. 

Little Ringed Plover (juvenile) - Lee Collins

Ringed Plover (juvenile) - Lee Collins

tundrae Ringed Plover (juvenile) - Lee Collins

Other Wildlife: A male Lesser Emperor was briefly on the Golf Course, just the second site record, with both Hornet and the hoverfly mimic Hornet Plumehorn Volucella zonaria also on the wing.

Hornet Plumehorn - Lee Collins

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