Saturday 29 January 2022

Carlton Marsh

This morning the 'Redhead' Goosander was back along with a drake Wigeon (first this year), but they had both left by late morning. Also present Buzzard, Kestrel, 32 Teal, Cormorant, c20 Siskins, and 2 Redpolls (JP).

A Green Woodpecker called at mid-day (Paul Baine) and a Fox was hunting the wader scrape.

On Thursday I noticed this Robin, it was feeding okay, but it looked decidedly odd and a bit tatty. Both eyes look the same. Could it be some kind of Mycroplasma bacteria that affects poultry and game birds. Karen Pickard also saw this bird and took the photograph below today.

Karen Pickard

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