Tag Archives: Common Tern

Cuckoo – 21st April

This morning a Cuckoo was calling from the ash trees along the railway line, before flying out across the Slurry Lagoon and then to the river. Eight Common Terns were making a lot of noise over the Deep Pit. A Grasshopper Warbler was singing from the middle of the Slurry Lagoon reed bed and a Garden Warbler was singing near the railway bridge.   PS.

Willow Warbler – 7th April

This morning, three Oystercatchers were flying over the Slurry Lagoon, piping as they went, four Swallows and two Sand Martins were also seen. Over the Deep Pit three House Martins were seen flying east and a Willow Warbler was singing on the railway side of the Slurry Lagoon. Also heard were six Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps and three Cetti’s Warblers.   PS.

In the evening a Common Tern came in to circle the tern platforms before flying off.  JMD

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.