Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Carlton Marshes again!
Monday 5th May, first thing in the garden the Green Hairstreak was again seen on the Hebe then flew and stayed on the Lilac bush. Back to Carlton Marshes, I eventually walked round to the south side of the scrape, and saw the fine Little Stint, in the middle of the Scrape from the southern side. 3 Waders then flew in and eventually we id'd them as 3 Green Sandpipers that landed on the grassy island, one of their number was in the water for a while. A Whimbrel was also seen with them. Around 3 Sedge Warblers were also seen, still no Swift. A male Wheatear was seen perched on farm machinery in the field behind (south) of us. Walking back with Tony B we saw a Glow Worm larvae crossing the main path just past Spratt's Water on the way back. Early afternoon, the Green Hairstreak was still on the Lilac. Tried in the evening at Leathes Ham for Swift, still no birds but a Greenshank fed on the near eastern edge of the island and was nice compensation.