Tag Archives: Common Tern

Avocet – 30th April

Early on this morning an Avocet and a Whimbrel were on the Slurry Lagoon. The Whimbrel flew off to the NE and a little later the Avocet flew to the SE, possibly to Holme Pierrepont. There were three Common Terns over the Deep Pit and these were briefly joined by four more.   PS.

In the late afternoon a pair of Garganey were on the Slurry Lagoon.   JMD.

Common Tern – 17th April

This morning a Common Tern flew along the river before making a brief visit to the Deep Pit. Also in the Deep Pit, with a small flock of feeding Swallows, a House Martin paid a brief visit.  PS.

Earlier on there was a report of a male Marsh Harrier, seen to land in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed before flying off in the direction of Holme Pierrepont.

Egyptian Goose – 19th April

This morning at least 11 Willow Warblers were singing and many more Blackcaps were in. Three Water Rails were heard and an Egyptian goose flew over the Slurry Lagoon.  PS.

In the Afternoon a male Redstart was found on the Causeway bank, two Yellow Wagtails and nine Wheatears were in the field beyond the Wader Scrape and four Common Terns were on the tern platforms. JMD.

Bittern – 12th June

This morning at about 10.00 a Bittern was seen flying fairly high over the Slurry Lagoon reedbed. Two Common Terns attacked it as it tried to circle, and forced it lower and then two Carrion Crows joined in, forcing the Bittern into the reedbed. During the next twenty minutes the Bittern tried twice more to get airborne, but with the same result both times. There were also four male Cuckoos and a male Emperor was seen. PS.

Reed Warbler – 16th April

This morning at Netherfield Lagoons there were three Reed Warblers, three Grasshopper Warblers, five Sedge Warblers, three Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, six Common Terns, four Little Ringed Plovers, two House Martins and a Redshank.  PS.

Later on a Hobby was seen over the Slurry Lagoon.  MS.