The flowering Ivy around the Entrance Bushes held good numbers of foraging Ivy Bee and Red Admiral with a single Comma also present.
A Weasel was near the Tractor Compound with tracks along the Dune Ridge. A single Painted Lady was present along with a few Red Admiral and an increase in Small White.
A strong passage of Red Admiral today with well over 100 headed SW during the day along with 15+ Small Tortoiseshell but very few whites.
Good numbers of Autumn Ladies Tresses and other plants have been in flower following the wet summer.
Autumn Ladies Tresses 12/09/12 © Sylvia Simmonds
Blue Fleabane 12/09/12 © Sylvia Simmonds
At least three Small Red-eyed Damselfly were on the Main Pond at their most westerly UK location. Offshore at least four Bottle-nosed Dolphin were present.
Speckled Bush-cricket 02/09/12 © Simon Thurgood
Broscus cephalotes 01/09/12 © Andrew Cunningham
At least five Bottle-nosed Dolphin were close in off John's Watch in the evening with two Fox on the Golf Course.
The Grey Seal was again off the seawall.
Migrant Hawker 20/08/12 © Lee Collins
Wall 20/08/12 © Lee Collins
The Dark Green Fritillary was still present, along with another 12 butterfly species including, on Warren Point, two Painted Lady, several Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell. Elsewhere the Grey Seal was again in the estuary and several Silver Y were disturbed from vegetation around the site.
The first Dark Green Fritillary for the recording area for over 50 years was around the Entrance Bushes.
The first Migrant Hawker were on the wing between the showers.
A Grey Seal was in the Bight this evening.
Hare's-foot Clover 01/08/12 © Andrew Cunningham
A young Fox was causing disturbance to roosting terns and waders on the Railway Saltmarsh. Twiggy Mullein was discovered growing in the Entrance Bushes, a new species for the recording area.
Good numbers of Great Green Bush-cricket are now calling in Greenland Lake and the Back Meadow.
Ivy Broomrape was rediscovered growing on the northern edge of the Car Park, it previously grew on the car park roundabout but was removed by the council seven years ago. The sunny weather finally saw double figures of butterfly species on site. The 11 species included second broods of Common Blue and Brown Argus with good numbers of Small Skipper also on the wing. Dragonflies were also well represented with six species including the first Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Large Red Damselfly of the year and a Black-tailed Skimmer along the Dune Ridge.
The wet summer has had some benefits with an excellent flowering season for many plants around the Warren, especially in Greenland Lake. Two of the more showy examples are however both introductions.
Marsh Helleborine 24/07/12 © Sylvia Simmonds
Blue-eyed Grass 24/07/12 © Sylvia Simmonds
Several Silver Y and Rush Veneer were flushed from vegetation around the site.
A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was along the Dune Ridge.
The break in the weather finally brought about some insect activity with Emperor Dragonfly and Common Darter on the wing along with Six-spot Burnet and nine butterfly species, including Small Skipper, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell.
The Grey Seal was again close in off the seawall.