Saturday, 28 May 2022

Carlton Marsh

An Oystercatcher paid a brief visit to the wader scrape at 10.40hrs (Richard Laverack). Also present Kingfisher and Great Spotted Woodpecker. 2 Peregrines were circling Ardagh Glassworks (Mick Littlewood).

A survey of insects on the three meadows with Richard Laverack produced counts of, 5 GV White, 7 Large White, 5 Common Blue, 7 Small Copper, 19 Small Heath and 6 Dingy Skipper. Day flying moths included 4 Straw Dot, 2 Mother Shipton, 2 Latticed Heath and 4 Burnet Companion on the managed western meadow.

Burnet Companion
Mother Shipton
Red-headed Cardinal Beetle
Barrow Colliery reclamation Insects
77 Small Heath, 3 Large Skipper, 27 Dingy Skipper, 13 Common Blue and 2m & 2f Orange-tip. Moths included 32 Burnet Companion, 3 Mother Shipton and 1 Cinnabar (Chris Parkin).  

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