Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Nov, (mostly Jul-Sep)
|Year first recorded||1997|
|Year last recorded||2014|
|Number of records||78|
|Number of individuals||86|
For the county, we have a total of 78 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1997.
VC61. Spurn, 10.6.1997 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Following the 1997 record this species was not seen in the county until large numbers were reported at Spurn in 2004 (13 records) and 2005 (28 records) with more further up the coast at Atwick and Muston. It was thought to be resident at Spurn but then numbers dropped to very low numbers between 2006 and 2010. In 2011 there was an increase to 12 records (all at Spurn) so perhaps it is resident again. This species seems to be doing very well in East Anglia and the south-east of England. Take care not to confuse it with Clay.