Friday 16 April 2021

Carlton Marsh

150 Herring Gulls were on the wader scrape and a Drake Shelduck flew north at 07.54hrs. Also present 5 pairs of Tufted Duck, Cetti's Warbler, 3 pairs of Jay, Redpoll and Water Rail (Dave Smith).

A Goldcrest was singing on Lund Lane , Low Cudworth.

Storrs Mill Wood - River Dearne 

A Nuthatch was calling from Aspens near the mill ruin and 2 Whitethroats were singing (CG).

Chris Parkin later noted a House Martin and a Grey Wagtail at the river bridge. He also discovered a Mallard with 9 eggs and 2 Grey Partridges. His butterfly counts included 32 Peacock, 46 S. Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 5 Speckled Wood and 14m Orange-tip.

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