Saturday 30 April 2022

Carlton Marsh

4 Cuckoos were seen and heard this morning (2 males sang and 2 bubbling females included the 'hepatic' version back for the 3rd year in a row) (DM Smith/JP).

Also 4 LBB Gulls 5 Herring Gulls, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Teal, a Cormorant south and a new brood of Canada Goose.

Insects included 5 GV White, 1 Bee Fly and our earliest ever Large Red Damselfly (CG).

Storrs Mill Wood - Ardsley Viaduct along the Dearne
3 Buzzards were in the air, Cormorant and 3 Grey Wagtails.  

300 butterflies included 45 Peacock, 56 S. Tortoiseshell plus larvae, 24 Speckled Wood, 3 Holly Blue, 7m Brimstone, 55 Orange-tip and 15 Large White. A Banded Demoiselle was also flying (C. Parkin).

A carpet of Cowslips in the Western Meadow (CG)
Willow Warbler (DM Smith)
A new brood of Canada Geese

Wintersett 30.04.2022

 Anglers CP:  

2 Bar-tailed Godwit were in the shallows briefly - Photo below by Simon Cooper @Hemsworthbirder 


 A single Fieldfare was behind the hide.

Teal 1 male + 1 female.  Shoveler 3.  

Mallard Young: 10 very small,  also 4 very small  at Walton Hall.          

Wintersett Res:

Black-necked Grebe 2.  Little Grebe 1.  Common Tern 4.  Goldeneye 1 female.

Walton Hall:

Greylag Goose 5 young +  2 adults and 6 young on Botany Bay.


Holly Blue  1 ACP + 1 Walton Hall +  1 Moorhouse Lane Railway. 


A Grass Snake was seen in the area.