Monday, 23 May 2022

Carlton Marsh

Two Cuckoos this morning included the 'Hepatic' female. Both Whooper Swans are still present, one on the scrape and the other on the wader scrape.

Also of note a Mallard with 5 new young, Kingfisher, Great Spot Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler and a single holly Blue. ( L & A Corrall/CG).

Littleworth Park - Monk Bretton
Butterflies included 98 Small Heath, 53 Dingy Skipper, 78 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Holly Blue, and 2 Small Copper. 35 Mother Shipton (yes 35) and 1 Burnet Companion, which is new for this site! Also 2m & 1f Broad - bodied Chaser. (Chris Parkin)

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