The Starling murmuration this evening was at least 6,000 strong and beautiful against the evening sky. JMD
This morning two Peregrines were on the new pylon and a Redpoll flew over the site. PS
In the evening about 4,000 Starlings came in to roost. RW.
This evening 3,500 Starlings came into the Slurry Lagoon reed bed to roost. One Peregrine was also seen. RW.
A small flock of about twelve Tree Sparrows was spotted in a Severn/Trent hedgerow this afternoon. JMD.
This morning the Ruff was still present on the Slurry Lagoon but was flushed by a Fox. There were also 25 Wigeon. On the Large Gravel Pit there were two Whooper Swans and a Barnacle Goose with about thirty Mute Swans. The two Peregrines were on the pylons and a Yellowhammer and Chiffchaff were also recorded. About 100 Pink-footed Geese flew over to the west. PS.
Today, on the Slurry Lagoon, there was a Whooper Swan, a Ruff and four Goldeneye. A Pintail was on the Large Gravel Pit and a Peregrine was on the pylon. RW.
Later on this afternoon there were 1,500 Starlings coming in to roost. There was one Ruff, 34 Lapwing and six Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon.28 Fieldfare flew over, plus eight Redpoll and the two Peregrine were seen. RW.
1,800 Starlings roosted in the Slurry Lagoon reed beds this evening. Two Peregrines were seen and three House Martins. RW.
This morning, during the Patchwatch, a light passage of migrant birds was observed. Species seen included Skylark (with one Woodlark amongst them), Redwing, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, Stonechat, Brambling and Siskin. On the Slurry Lagoon Wigeon, Pintail, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, Snipe and eight Bearded Tits were seen, a Nuthatch was seen in the corner of the Deep Pit and two Peregrines were on the pylon. Towards dusk a Barn Owl was seen. In total over seventy species were seen. PS.
This afternoon the Slurry Lagoon held a Bittern, seven Bearded Tits, five Water Rail, one Jack Snipe, nine Common Snipe, fourteen Lapwings and around 250 Starlings. RW.