Monday 1 May 2023

Carlton Marsh

 A steady trickle of migrants today included several single swallows, 3 Sand Martins, 6 Swifts and a Cream Crown Marsh Harrier at 13.54hrs heading north. 

Also of note 7 Whitethroat singing, 2 Redshank 2 Grey Partridge, Kingfisher, Cuckoo, 3 broods of Mallard, 3 broods of Greylag, 1 brood of Canada Goose and 3 broods of Coot. 

 A butterfly count produced 4m Brimstone, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 15 Peacock, 14 Speckled Wood and 28m Orange-tip (C. Parkin).

Another clump of the edible St. George's Mushroom was fresh up and this year's first Yellow Archangel was in in flower (L. & A Corrall/M. Littlewood/D. Standish/C. Parkin/CG).

Orange-tip male and Female (Chris Parkin)

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