This morning a Nuthatch flew along the river at tree-top height. A 1st for site. Also seen were two Ravens, on the pylons, a Hobby hawking insects over the Slurry Lagoon while a Snipe dropped into the reed-bed. There was still a light passage of swallows and martins. PS.
In the afternoon there were four Ravens present. RW.
This morning thirty Pink-footed Geese flew east over the site. Also seen were two Ravens, a passage of 280 Swallows and a Yellow Wagtail and a Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
A Bittern was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed this afternoon. JMD.
This morning two Ravens were seen flying high over the site. One was doing barrel rolls and back flips whilst the other came down to deal with a food item on the ground. A Peregrine was also seen flying across the Large Gravel Pit, carrying prey. PS.
At the Patchwatch today, 65 species were seen, including two Tawny Owls, two Ravens, two Yellow Wagtails, two Redshank and two Ruff. There was also a small passage of Swallows, Sand Martins and Meadow Pipits. PS.
This afternoon a Wheatear was seen on the Deep Pit fence posts. JDn.
This morning a Yellow Wagtail flew over the site to the south. A Sparrowhawk was seen to fly in a direct line in fast, active flight, across the Slurry Lagoon and straight into the reeds on the opposite side to emerge almost straight away with what was presumably a hapless Reed Warbler in its talons. PS.
This afternoon a Spotted Flycatcher was seen along the Ouse Dyke. JMD.
This morning, during the Wildlife Walk, a Bittern was showing well on the Slurry Lagoon. It was perched at the top of the reeds and seemed to be sunning itself for over half an hour. Later it was seen flying across the lagoon. A Raven was also seen flying over the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
The juvenile Black Tern came in to roost again tonight at 20.05hrs, with the Common Terns on the Deep Pit platform. JMD.