Monday, 12 April 2021

Carlton Marsh

A very brief view of a Bittern alighting at 10.46hrs was a pleasant surprise for me. It was seen later as it made its way to the main scrape to roost at 19.20hrs in good light (Dave Smith/Richard Laverack). This is only the second April record for this site.

On the wader scrape c150 Herring Gulls, 1 adult LBB gull and 2 Teal.

The large Pike seen last week was showing well again in the dike near the hide.

Butterflies included 9 Peacock, 12 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Orange-tip males, 1 Comma, 1 Small White and 1 GV White. Also abroad 7 Dark edged Bee Fly and the mining bee (Andrena cineraria) Chris Parkin).

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