Wednesday 31 May 2017

Carlton Marsh

A Red Kite over Beech Avenue, Cudworth SW towards Bleachcroft Farm at 10.33hrs. (Geoff Miller) Meanwhile on the reserve were Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redshank and Garden Warbler. Female Mallards had 7 and 4 chicks and there were at least 3 new very young Moorhens.

Butterflies included Common Blue, Speckled Wood and Orange-tip. Broad-bodied Chaser and Four Spotted Chaser were sharing the ponds with a good number of Azure Damselfly.

Broad-bodied Chaser

A nice Chub in the dike
South Kirkby Tip
Cuckoo singing and Green Woodpecker.
Insects included Painted Lady, Holly Blue, 2 Large Skipper, 133 Common Blue, 4 Brimstone and 1 Elephant Hawk Moth. (Chris Parkin)

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