Monday 30 January 2023

Carlton Marsh

7 (6m) Tufted Duck were new in today and a Water Rail called. Also of note single Redpoll and Linnet. 

A a pair of Siskins, a Treecreeper and a Goldcrest frequented the car park plantation.(LC/AC/CG).

Wintersett 30.01.2023

Anglers CP:

2 Oystercatchers were in this morning.    

Snipe 1.

Wintersett Res:

The Great White Egret was in the Ruin Field.

20 Fieldfare flew over west.

Sunday 29 January 2023

Carlton Marsh

This time of year is normally a quiet time for this small reserve. Today was no exception just Buzzard, Shoveler, 16 Teal, c20 Gadwall, 5 Greylags, Whooper Swan and 10 Pheasants. The latter were within 10 yards of a Fox, but it didn't bother them (Chris Parkin).

Ferrymoor Flash
2 pairs of Pochard, 3 drake Tufted Duck, 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 'Redhead' Goosander, and a Little Egret on the dike (CG).
'Off Roaders' on the Common reported to police as bean field was being ripped up. Farmer Richmond also informed.

Wintersett 29.01.2023

 Anglers CP:

Spring is on its way.  Large numbers of Herring Gulls 
and Black Headed Gulls have moved out.
The first of our Oystercatchers arrived this morning.  
A Red Kite flew high over the visitor centre.  
Wintersett Res:
A juvenile Peregrine flew over late morning. 
Georgie W-S  collected a few weevils in the area this morning!