Friday 26 May 2023

Carlton Marsh

Last night's moth catching session (25/5/23) with C. Parkin provided 16 species that included 3 Pale Tussock, 1 Dark-barred Twin Spot, The Campion, Clouded Silver, Pale Prominent, The Spectacle etc. A Orange Footman was new for this site.

The Campion
Pale Tussock
Orange Footman
Pebble Hook-tip

Today the drake Garganey showed well for much of the day on the scrape as did Kingfisher. The male Goldcrest was seen in the car park Yews again (L & A Corrall).

3 Buzzards were up together. Butterflies included 3 species of 'Blue', 107 Small Blue, 1 Holly Blue and 38 Common Blue. 10 Dingy Skipper, 43 Small Heath, 13 Brown Argus and 1 Small Copper. (Chris Parkin)

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