Wednesday 6 March 2024

Wednesday 6th March

Aside from an increasing in birds sing on territory, not much to report on birds. The bushes were quiet apart from a hunting Sparrowhawk, with three half grown Mallard chicks surviving on the Main Pond, having hidden away in flooded areas for a several weeks. Nothing to report from offshore or in the estuary on the low tide.

Mallard - Alan Keatley

Other Wildlife: It was good day for insects in the spring sunshine with three Peacock butterflies, a Chocolate Mining Bee Andrena scotica, male and female Yellow-legged Mining Bee A. flavipes and the first worker Buff-tailed Bumblebee of the year were all nectaring on emerging spring flowers.

Peacock - Alan Keatley

Chocolate Mining Bee - Alan Keatley

On the beach was the leaf beetle Prasocuris phellandrii, new for the Recording Area and the groundbug Trapezonotus arenarius. A Common Lizard was basking on the Golf Course.

Prasocuris phellandrii - Alan Keatley

Trapezonotus arenaris - Alan Keatley

Common Lizard - Alan Keatley

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