Thursday 4 August 2022

Carlton Marsh

10 Little Egrets at 07.15hrs was a new site record (Keith Bannister). 5 left north at 10.40hrs (JP).

There were plenty of Brown Hawkers on the wing, 1 male Banded Demoiselle and a male Vapourer moth (CG).

Yesterday's butterfly count included 2 Painted Lady, 6 Red Admiral, 21 Peacock, 7 Comma, 22 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 5 S. Tortoiseshell, 1 Common Blue, 1 Large Skipper, 4 Ringlet and 19 Large White. Also 1 Migrant Hawker and 1 Southern Hawker. (Chris Parkin) 

Volucella zonaria (Hornet Mimic Hoverfly) 2 on Buddleja (Les & Andrew Corral).

Female Cetti's Warbler (CG)

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