Saturday 27 May 2023

Carlton Marsh

The male Garganey showed well again today on the scrape. As did Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail. Cetti's sang and Great Spotted Woodpecker was also seen. A Mallard had 7 very small young on the wader scrape and a Sparrowhawk was seen carrying a small passerine.

There has been no sign of of the Whooper Swan since 11th May. It could fly, so it looks like its finally gone on to pastures new.

Insects found on the western meadow included 1m Brimstone, 7 Dingy Skipper, 8 Common Blue, 6 Small Heath, 6 Burnet Companion, 1 yellow Shell and 1 Silver Y moth. 3 Four Spot Chaser and 1f Broad-bodied Chaser.

Sloe Shield Bug

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