Many thanks to Roger Haggar for enlightening me on the id of yesterdays Bee's. Roger tells me they are a Melecta Albifrons a species of Cuckoo Bee that use the nests of the Flower Bee ( Anthophora Plumipes).
Today from sea watching hide 07.30-11.30:
Red-throated Diver: 1w Shoveller: 30E
Gannet: 47E Tufted Duck: 3 in off
Greylag Goose: 4w Common Scoter: 15E
Brent Geese: 868E Red-breasted Merganser: 11E
Shelduck: 5E Oystercatcher: 6E
Wigeon: 12E Bar-tailed Godwit: 1E
Teal: 38E Curlew:: 6E
Mallard: 20E Mediterranean Gull: 5E
Pintail: 6E Kittiwake: 4E
1 Skylark and a few Meadow Pipits and Linnets in off.
Round the lighthouse 2 Chiffchaffs and a Black Redstart. Also 3 Small Tortoiseshells and 2 Peacock butterfly's. Not much else probably in part due to the sheer number of birdwatchers around (two huge parties) the area.
|Newly arrived showing the black Olive Tree pollen|
A stroll from the ARC car park to the pines produced 13 Tree Sparrows, 100+ Golden Plover over, 2+ Marsh Harriers, 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Cetti's Warblers.