Saturday, 23 June 2012
Carlton Marshes Spotted Fly
I was up with the lark, this morning, although not heard today (unlike yesterday morning Friday 22 June, where 1 Sky Lark flew overhead singing beautifully) taking advantage of the wonderful golden early morning light to photograph the local 4 Bee Orchids along the roadside verge. On Fallowfields, I saw the very vocal (and much appreciated) local Willow Warbler singing on top of a bush. At Carlton Marshes, Goldfinches 4, 5 Linnets at the start and 2 Reed and 3 Sedge Warblers were seen although breeze was keeping them low down in reeds/ bushes. At the end of the main track, after seeing c6 low flying Swifts, a welcome Spotted Flycatcher perched for some time in a bush to the left. I managed to get a few shots of this bird, as I did of a calling male Whitethroat from on top of a piece of bramble bush.