Monday, 17 July 2017


Devil's Coach-horse Beetle
(Ocypus olens)



Bobolink on patch this week?


OK it was a very small pheasant. This Wheatear was at the burnmouth, Chevington.
 Terns are now visiting the beach and a pair of Arctic Skuas are loafing in the bay. Up to 1000 Common Scoter are in the bay now. A young Kingfisher is also in the area.


Small Tortoiseshell



White Stonecrop
(Sedum album)



Harebell
(Campanula rotundiflora)




Great Willowherb
(Epilobium hirsutum)




Rosebay Willowerb
(Chamerion angustifolium)




Hemp Agrimony
(Eupatorium cannabinum)





Mugwort
(Artemisia vulgaris)



Still plenty to see around the bay. Lots of family parties of breeding birds. The first juvenile terns are waiting on the beach for parents to feed them. Sadly the Harriers deserted their nest but they have been very successful in  previous years. Waders are returning and who knows what could pass through the area in the next couple of weeks?

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