Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Carlton Marsh

It was another cold dank day with a maximum of 4c east light. A Lesser Black-backed Gull was amongst 93 Herring Gulls on the wader scrape this morning. Also present 18 Canada Geese, 11 Greylags, 6 Tufted Ducks, a singing Dabchick and 2 Goldcrests (K. Bannister & R. Laverack).

This evening 13 Fieldfares and several Reed Buntings came in to roost. The Bittern flew a short distance from one reed bed to another at 17.58hrs and disappeared into the reeds in the fading light. All in the blink of an eye, as seen from the embankment overlooking the scrape. The Cetti's Warbler sang inbetween times (CG with Rob & his Mrs. from Pogmoor).

4 Snipe left as it got dark.

Cudworth Common
c60 Starlings, c40 Fieldfare, 10 Greenfinch, 10 Yellow Bunting, 10 Reed Bunting and a male Sparrowhawk.

Ash Plain
For all the human disturbance in the Symphony compound 4 Ringed Plover were present (Les & Andrew Corrall).

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