Friday 23 April 2021

Carlton Marsh

2 Oystercatchers and a Great Black-backed Gull called in yesterday to the waders scrape (JP). 

Today's highlights were Cetti's Warbler, Cuckoo, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers, 7m Blackcap and 2 females, 4 Willow Warblers, 6 Teal, 2 Grey Partridge, 75 Herring Gull and a Water Rail (D M. Smith/JP).  

A butterfly count at mid-day produced 28 Peacock, 12 S. Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 24 Speckled Wood, 3 (1f) Brimstone, 28 (5f) Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 5 G.V. White and 3 Small White (C. Parkin).

A Holly Blue Butterfly was in Les Corrall's Cudworth garden.

A Goldcrest was singing on Lund Lane Low Cudworth and Pipistrelle Bat was flying over 5 Lane Ends on Cudworth Common at 12.40hrs (CG).

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