Sightings04/07/2016

Harbour Update – posted 03/07/16

There’s no better time to visit Lytchett Fields than between now and September. Ok, so that a pretty big time frame but waders will now be passing down through the UK through that entire time period with peaks in August and September. However, like we’ve already seen with last weeks Ruff, today a new Greenshank and Dunlin arrived whilst Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank and Lapwing numbers continued to build. At Holton Heath a Cuckoo was out on the heath briefly and a Woodlark was on the path. We should also congratulate the local RSPB for their conversion of the large arable field next to Lytchett Fields from a large mono-cultivated, fairly drab and unproductive field to a wonderfully rich and vibrant wildflower meadow. This will not only be good during the summer for bees and butterflies, but also in the winter too hopefully for large winter finch flocks and Yellowhammers. 

Wildflower Arable Field – Lytchett Bay – Ian Ballam

Kingfisher – Ian Ballam – Lytchett Bay

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