Sunday 28 May 2017

Carlton Marsh

4 Buzzards were seen over nearby Beech Avenue (2 over the marsh later) Redshank, Lapwing and LRP were on the wader scrape with 2pairs of Greylags with their 8 goslings and a pair of Canada Geese with 4 goslings. Also of note a female Mallard with 4 new young and another with 7 new young.
Butterflies included Painted Lady, 9 Common Blue, 20 Speckled Wood and 2 Orange-tip. Straw Dot moth was disturbed in grassland.
Blue-tailed and Azure Damselfly were flying with 4 Spot Chaser and a male Broad-bodied Chaser.

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