Tuesday 2 April 2024

Tuesday 2nd April

The low high tide only revealed a few waders with a lone Whimbrel in the Bight the highlight, the first record of the year. Also present up to 25 Sandwich Tern, 18 Dark and seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 16 Turnstone and single Grey Plover and Sanderling.

Turnstone - Alan Keatley

A further twenty Turnstone were busy feeding on the beach, seven of the wintering Eider were split between the estuary and the sea, a pair of Teal were on the flooded Greenland Lake and despite the inclement weather eight Chiffchaff and a Blackcap were vocal in the bushes.

Chiffchaff - Alan Keatley

Blackcap - Alan Keatley

Year list addition:

125. Whimbrel

Other Wildlife: Despite the bright start few insects were on the wing with just a few Common Dronefly and a Speckled Bittersweet Moth Acrolepia autumnitella moth on the Alexanders.

Acrolepia autumnitella - Alan Keatley

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