Saturday 27 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

Overnight snow (c1 inch) flattened most of the reed beds thereby making the area look much bigger showing more open water. However, nothing was moving and there wasn't much in the way of wildfowl except for the usual Gadwall, 4 Shovelers and 1 Tufted Duck. The resident pair of Mute Swans were happy enough keeping the water free of ice shadowed by 12 Coot. 

Around 15 Chaffinches (a good number for this site) and up to 10 Great Tits and a few Blue Tits were ground feeding together when a female Sparrowhawk flashed at them.

8 Redwings and a Song Thrush were feeding on Haws near the car park entrance.

This Collared Earthstar was found this week on the embankment. 

(Ian & Karen Pickard)

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