Speckled Wood Carton Woods

5 of us met at the visitor centre. It was warm but a bit overcast and we ventured out along the path to the marshes. Lots of damselflies and dragonflies and we saw 6 different species of butterflies.
Large Skipper, Meadow brown, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Small Heath and Common Blue. Birds were quite a highlight, Avocet, Redshank and Lapwing and yellow wagtails. Marsh Harriers and Hobbies.
Swan with Cygnets and Sedge and reed warblers. We did get a few spots of rain, but an excellent walkthrough a really first class site.

Report and photographs by Ann Carpenter

Large Skipper
Large Skipper

 

Speckled Wood Carton Woods
Speckled Wood

 

 

 

 

Swan with babies Carlton Marshes 17Jun18
Swan with babies

 

 

 

 

Peacock
Peacock

 

 

 

 

 

Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler

 

 

 

 

Small Heath
Small Heath