Wednesday 19 June 2024

Wednesday 19th June

A large foraging flock of 580 Herring Gull was joined by 52 Black-headed and three Mediterranean Gull (two 3cy & 2cy), five Manx Shearwater and two Sandwich Tern.

Eight Redshank were new arrivals in the estuary with 67 Curlew, 20 Whimbrel, three Ringed Plover and a pair of Teal also present. 

Other Wildlife: A new weevil for the Recording Area was found at Langstone Rock, the widespread clover weevil Protapion apricans

Protapion apricans - Alan Keatley

A second Recording Area first was also discovered by the railway station, the well marked spider Textrix denticulata. Other spiders recorded included a second Zelotes electus, this time on the edge of The Bight.

Textrix denticulata - Alan Keatley

Small Skipper, a Peacock and a few Common Blue were on the wing along with the wasps Small Shieldbug Stalker Dryudella pinguis and White-lipped Digger Wasp Lindenius albilabris.

Dryudella pinguis - Alan Keatley

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