Friday 29 July 2022

Carlton Marsh

Today's sightings included Treecreeper, Kingfisher, Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Snipe and 2 Buzzard (L & A Corrall).

Also 7 LBB Gull, Tufted Ducks with 9 and 11 young. 3 male Banded Demoiselles were chasing a female and hoverfly Sphaerophoria scripta. (Chris Parkin)

News came from Kane Brides of a Coot seen here. This bird was BTO ringed GV71369 as an adult at Westport Lake, Longport, Stoke, Staffordshire Grid ref SJ8550 on 24/9/19. 

The metal ring was read again there on 28/12/19 and 25/11/20. A white darvic ring JX6 was fitted to it there on 5/8/21 and it was seen again there on 21/9/21 and 27/10/21. 

It was seen then with 2 young at Carlton Marsh from at least 13/6/22 and is still here raising young.

Coot (Dave Standish)

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