Monday 15 February 2021

Carlton Marsh

This morning saw an influx of wildfowl on to the wader scrape with 53 Gadwall, 34 Teal, 10 Canada Geese, 11 Greylags, Cormorant and 2 Little Egrets. 

Elsewhere a Woodcock flew over Cudworth Parkway towards the reserve at 08.15hrs, Cetti's Warbler sang from the main scrape and a Water Rail walked under the bird feeder. Great Spot Woodpecker, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Kingfisher were also present. 70 Fieldfares and 15 Redwings were feeding in a nearby stubble field (K. Bannister/Dave Smith/Dave Standish/CG)

A Weasel was seen near the entrance to the car park (Dave Smith) and our first Peacock butterfly of the year was tempted to fly in the warm sunshine (Chris Parkin). 

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