Wednesday 13 March 2024

Wednesday 13th March

The high spring tide meant again meant roosting space for waders was at a premium, some were using the beach and groynes with others packed tightly around the shore of The Bight. Counts reflect that many birds roosted elsewhere, with 140 Dunlin, 27 Grey and a Ringed Plover, 26 Turnstone, 20 Curlew, 15 Oystercatcher and a Bar-tailed Godwit. Also on the estuary, 123 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and nine Eider.

Elsewhere 10 Common Scoter were off the seawall early morning, one of at least five Little Grebe at the Main Pond was carrying nesting material, two Chiffchaff were on territory and a Pheasant was on Warren Point. 

Other Wildlife: A new ant for the Recording Area was a good find on Warren Point. Attention was drawn to it, a Myrmica ruginodis, as it tenaciously tried to drag an unfortunate Bibio johannis back to its nest.

Myrmica ruginodis with Bibio johannis - Alan Keatley

Paradromius linearis - Alan Keatley

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