Monday, 31 May 2021

Carlton Marsh

This fine and beautiful morning produced 2 singing Cetti's, male and female hepatic Cuckoo 12.45hrs and 2 Little Egrets, 2 Great Spot Woodpeckers were feeding 2 young and, a very late Spotted Flycatcher was sallying for insects on the Western Meadow (Les & Andrew Corrall). 
This evening 11 birds were ringed 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Whitethroat and 8 LT Tits. A Red-legged Partridge was calling, a Grey Wagtail alighted on the main scrape, a family group of 4 Mistle Thrush flew over and an Oystercatcher came in from the south and left the same way (D. Standish/CG).

Hepatic Cuckoo heavily cropped from a camera shot by Dave Standish

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