Monday, 23 May 2016

Carlton Marsh

A Hobby flew south from Bleachcroft Farm at 06.30hrs. (Tony Guest) A Cuckoo was singing and a male Tawny Owl gave away its presence by uttering the typical hoot.
A few Lesser Black-back Gulls passed over this afternoon and 2 new broods of Coot were out of the nest along with a new brood of 8 Mallard chicks. A single Rook flew west, a species we don't see much of here and a Willow Tit was foraging near the hide.

May blossom is filling the air with perfume and Red Campion abounds on the disused railway embankment. 
I saw my first Red Admiral butterfly of the year, in my south facing garden, this morning. This insect has almost certainly overwintered close by.

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