Green sandpiper count has increased through the week reaching 7 today with additional 2 common sandpiper also present though the week. Addition for today in the form of a juvenile little ringed plover, fingers crossed for some further wader passage in the next few weeks.
House Martin flocks have also been feeding low over the lagoon as they move south on their migration and today the 50+ strong flock also had 6+ swift probably some of the last for the year and a couple swallow. Earlier in the week a hobby was hunting over the lagoons amongst the house martins also moving south.
We have been lucky that a peregrine has returned and often pays a visit to one of the pylons in the afternoon, so dont forge to check them out on your visit.
In other news the first willow emeralds for the year have been recorded and sunny days are still offering good butterfly and dragonfly numbers and variety. Had my first painted lady of the year today well camouflaged sitting on the path. Muntjac continue to show daily along trails and the Jersey Tiger (moth) has taken up residence just outside the visitor centre when not feeding on the lavender confidingly sits on the visitor centre wall posing for photographs.
The Kingfishers at the Kingfisher Hub are very active feeding young, which are due to fledge around the bank holiday weekend.
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