Saturday 24 December 2022

Carlton Marsh

The mild conditions meant that all our open water was free of ice for the first time since 14th December. 3 Tufted Ducks, 2 Shovelers, 12 Teal, the Whooper Swan and the Mute Swan were quick to exploit this.

A Cetti's Warbler sang and 2 Water Rails called. Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers were also quite vocal and flyovers included a single Linnet, Fieldfare and 3 GBB Gulls south. 

Most of the Redwings now appear to have moved out. 12 Longtail Tits and 2 Siskins were in the car park and a Meadow Pipit was on a nearby field.

Jews Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)

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