Sunday 28 August 2022

Carlton Marsh

First of all congratulations to the Wintersett Ringing Group on the ringing of a Barred Warbler on 27/8! With the hours and years you put in, it is well deserved.

These are the highlights of recent days; on Wednesday (24th) another Willow Emerald was seen in front of the hide on the leaf of Typha latifolia (D Smith/CG). Then on Friday another 2 were seen near the hide on nettles beside the dike ( L & A Corrall).

Meanwhile a Clouded Yellow butterfly flew past the observer, the first since September 2013 (JP). Also on that date a Goldcrest and 4 Swifts.

A Humming Bird Hawk Moth was feeding in Les Corrall's Low Cudworth garden on 26/8.

Willow Emerald Damselfly 24/8/22 (D.M. Smith)
Tawny Owl 26/8/22 (Karen Pickard)

Today Sunday (28/8/22)

Little Egret.

Butterflies included 1 Painted Lady, 8 Red Admiral, 59 Speckled wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 4 Brown Argus, 5 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper,  8 Large White and 24 unidentified white species.

Yet another Willow Emerald was resting on the Western Meadow gate, our 5th record (C. Parkin).

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