Monday 3 January 2022

Carlton Marsh

On the wader scrape 6 Greylags, c20 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck and a 'Redhead' Goosander (this afternoon Dave Standish).

Also present 2 Great Spot Woodpeckers together in the car park area. The male was wearing a ring. It is probably the juvenile male I ringed there on 6/12/17 and re-trapped on 20/3/20, 4 years and 28 days ago! It was one of the highlights from my first ringing session with Vivien Hartwell. A transmitter was fitted to a Willow Tit that day. 4 years on, it has become a scarce bird here. 

2 Redpolls today were the first for 6 weeks. There was at least one Siskin, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk and 2 Buzzards.

Meanwhile, Andrew Corrall had a Red Admiral flying in the late morning sunshine in his Dad's Cudworth garden. Yet more proof that at least one is overwintering. 

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