Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Carlton Marsh

 3 Little Egrets were on the wader scrape first thing this morning (Keith Bannister).

Wintersett 05.10.2022

 Anglers CP:

A Rock Pipit left north.   Pochard 93 + 45 WRes..  Chiffchaff 1 + 4 WRes..  

Wintersett Res:  

The Great White Egret was off the south west  bank.    Kingfisher 1. 

Little Grebe 24.  A calling Golden Plover flew over south.    

Swallow 1.  House Martin 5.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Carlton Marsh

A Little Egret and 3 Common Gulls were on the wader scrape. As we go into October, the injured Whooper Swan is still on the main scrape with 4 Shoveler. Also of note Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and Water Rail.

2 Migrant Hawkers and a male Vapourer moth were flying in the mild conditions.

Wintersett + Moths 04.10.2022

Anglers CP:

4 Rock Pipit  and 1 male Stonechat were in north east corner. 

                                               Rock Pipit  Anglers CP SDenny  04.10.2022

Brambling 4 .  Chiffchaff 1.   5 Snipe flew west. 

Pochard 100 + 53 WRes..  Teal 14.  Shoveler 14.  

Great Crested Grebe 10 + 20 WRes.. + 17 CHRes..

Little Grebe 5 + 15 WRes..  

Overnight moth trapping produced another rare migrant -

Only the 3rd record of Scarce Bordered Straw!  

The previous two being in September 2006,  which was the year of a massive influx to Britain.