Saturday 14 October 2023

Saturday 14th October

The moulting drake Green-winged Teal was again with the Teal flock in Shutterton Creek, this morning, but with no sign on the evening tide. If it returns it may be viewable distantly from Warren Point, but there is no access to the Golf Course.

Green-winged Teal - Alan Keatley

Also in the estuary a late juvenile Osprey, 485 Wigeon, 334 Curlew, 287 Dunlin, 90 Pale and 47 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 48 Ringed, three Grey and a Golden Plover, 37 Bar and two Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Turnstone, three Sanderling, two Knot and single Curlew Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe and Whimbrel.

A male Ring Ouzel was the pick of the few migrants, along the Back Path early morning, it flew out of bushes before rapidly gaining height and heading W over Eastdon early morning. Also present the Dartford Warbler, seven Chiffchaff and three Siskin, with two more Siskin overhead, along with two House Martin, 40 Skylark, 30 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit, two Redpoll and a Swallow.

Offshore a raft of 10 Common Scoter and the two drake Eider.

Other Wildlife: Despite the drop in temperature, it was bright and sunny enough in the afternoon to encourage some more Red Admiral to pass through with a peak of 10 an hour. Other insects included a couple of Migrant Field Syrph Eupeodes corollae and a late Hornet Plumehorn Volucella zonaria. Several Common Darter were along the paths and a couple of Migrant Hawker around the bushes.

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