Saturday 8 April 2017

Carlton Marsh

Today was the warmest this year so far with a high of 20.9c (my garden)
This morning our first Little Ringed Plover of the year left north from wader scrape. Also present Redshank, a pair of lapwing and at least 3 pairs of Coot on eggs. A fourth pair feeding 4 young were possibly the earliest we have ever had! 4 male Blackcap and 4 male Willow Warbler were singing with around 15 Chiffchaff. (J. Pant/DM Smith/R Laverack)
Butterflies included 5 male Brimstone. (R. Hibbert)

Storrs Mill Wood Area
Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Coal Tit, Song and Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler and a pair breeding Grey Wagtails.
Insects included Red Admiral, Large White, Peacock 15, Small Tort 47, Comma 12, Brimstone 10, Orange-tip 26, Pied Shield bug and Bee Fly. (Chris Parkin) 

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