This afternoon a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper and a Little Egret were all on the Slurry Lagoon. JMD.
In the late afternoon there were two Black-tailed Godwits and three Green Sandpipers on the Slurry Lagoon. Also seen was a Bittern in the Slurry Lagoon reeds at dusk, three Water Rail, one Red-crested Pochard, a Willow Tit, a Hobby, 40 Swallows and 300 Starlings which came in to roost. RW.
This evening a Black-tailed Godwit and a Green Sandpiper were on the Slurry Lagoon. JMD.
This morning, after the rain had finished, a Purple Hairstreak was seen along the Lower Path, near the gates, on brambles beside the big oak tree. PS.
This morning there was a Common Sandpiper on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
Two Green Sandpipers were on the Wader Scrape this afternoon. JMD.
This morning a Yellow Wagtail and a Kingfisher were seen. PS.
In the evening a Great White Egret flew over. A Green Sandpiper was on the Slurry Lagoon. Two juvenile Water Rails were seen and 600 Starlings and 50 Sand Martins came in to roost. RW.
This afternoon a Black-tailed Godwit was seen on the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
This morning a Willow Tit was first heard then seen as it fed within a large tit-flock along the Lower Path. Later a Peregrine was seen, carrying prey from the Slurry Lagoon. During the Butterfly Walk nineteen species of butterfly were seen, including a Small Copper, as well as a large number of dragonflies. PS.
This morning a Raven flew over the Slurry Lagoon, chased by some crows. A Bittern was in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. It flew from near the bench to the reeds along the northern edge of the water. Later a Red Kite appeared over the Deep Pit sending the breeding terns into a frenzy. The terns quickly climbed right up to it and began to mob it, turning it in the direction of Colwick Park.
There were also plenty of dragonflies with four Broad-bodied Chasers, three Black-tailed Skimmers, four Emperors, three Southern Hawkers, ten Brown Hawkers, two Four-spotted Chasers and a Ruddy Darter. PS.