Thursday 4 February 2021

Carlton Marsh & Cudworth Common

2 Shovelers were new in today with 3 Tufted Ducks. Other birds included 2 male Kestrels, 2 Buzzards, 5 Redpolls, 10 Canada Geese, Little Egret, 2 Mistle Thrushes and 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers. At least 2 Song Thrushes were singing (Dave Smith/CG).

There has been no sign of the Blackcaps in Dave Smith's Carlton garden since 30th January, but this must be some kind of record. One male visited on 25th and 31st of December and on every date to January 30th except the 21st. 2 males were present on 3rd, 6th, 10th, 15th and 17th January! 

Our willing volunteers continued in the Western Meadow to remove Birch and Willow.

Ferrymoor Flash (Sash Pond)
3 Greylags, 32 Canada Geese, 3 Mute Swans, 1m 1F Goosander, 2 Cormorants and 9 Tufted Ducks.

Cudworth Common
Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker and 2 Kestrels. 40 Fieldfares, 3 Redwings, 25 Goldfinches, 20 Yellow Buntings, 10 Reed Buntings and 6 Chaffinches were in a stubble field nearer to the Pinfold pub on Darfield Road (Les & Andrew Corrall).

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