Saturday 25 June 2022

Carlton Marsh

Both Whoopers Swans and the 2 Common Tern are still present with 2 Kingfishers and a Little Egret. A large bird of prey this morning reported by several dog walkers may have been a Cream Crown Marsh Harrier?
A Snipe flew over the scrape (K. Bannister) and 2 Oystercatchers flew west at 20.40hrs (Geoff Miller).

Mammals included Hedgehog, Fox and weasel (K. Bannister).

Ringing Recovery
Reed Warbler AZK0399 ringed as a juvenile at 09.12hrs on 26th July 2021 at Carlton Marsh. Wing 65mm weight 11.4g.
Controlled by C. Beale at 07.05hrs on 16th June 2022 at the University of York, campus east, York. 325 days from ringing, 32 degrees NNE. wing 68mm weight 10.9g. 

Storrs Mill bridge to Ardsley Viaduct on the River Dearne
Birds included Grey Wagtail, Mallard with 3 young, 2 Buzzards, 2 Cormorants and a pair of Mute Swans with 1 cygnet.

Insects included 5 Red Admiral, 66 Small Tortoiseshell, 14 Comma and loads of Peacock larvae and 2 Emerald Damselfly (Chris Parkin).

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