Tuesday 19 March 2024

Tuesday 19th March

As spring progresses three Wheatear were on site, two in Greenland Lake and one in The Bight, a Sandwich Tern offshore and a Scandinavian Rock Pipit on the beach. Also offshore two Great Crested Grebe, a close in Fulmar and single Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver.

Wheatear - Dean Hall

Great Northern Diver - Dean Hall

Elsewhere a pair of Buzzard were joined by a third, flight displaying over the estuary and a flock of 40 Bar-tailed Godwit flock flew into Railway Saltmarsh at low tide.

Other Wildlife: Not as sunny as yesterday and fewer flying insects with no butterflies or mining bees, but it was compensated by a few notable beetles, the best being a Bloody-nosed Beetle stranded on the beach. 

Bloody-nosed Beetle - Alan Keatley

Also recorded Black Marram Weevil Otiorhynchus atroapterus clambering back up a geotube and a 22-spot Ladybird on the Dune Ridge.

Black Marram Weevil - Alan Keatley

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