This afternoon, during the bird walk, a Hobby was seen catching dragonflies over the Deep Pit. In the morning, eight House Martin, two Great-spotted Woodpecker and two Wigeon were seen. PS.
This morning a Raven flew across the site, pausing on a pylon on its way. A Kingfisher was seen on the riverbank and there were two Grey Wagtails and four Little Egrets on the Ouse Dyke. Overhead there was a light passage of Swallows and House Martins, with some Meadow Pipits and Siskins. In the bushes there were still plenty of Chiffchaffs and a few Blackcaps, and a Jay was seen. PS.
A male Stonechat was seen near the Small Gravel Pit this afternoon. Also seen were several House Martins and a Sand Martin, one Grey Wagtail and six Common Snipe. RW.
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
This morning, during the Bird Walk, a Black Tern was watched for about twenty minutes, hawking insects over the Deep Pit. Also seen were a Raven and two Lesser Redpolls. There was a light passage of Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits, with fifty-five Swallows, twenty House Martins and seven Meadow Pipits seen flying over to the south. There were also good numbers of Migrant Hawkers seen. PS.
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 there were two Grasshopper Warblers near the Large Gravel Pit. Two Garden Warblers were singing, the best one near the railway end of the Causeway. A pair of Shelduck spent some time on the Slurry Lagoon and two House Martins were seen near the Railway Bridge. PS.
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.
This morning there was a report of a Whinchat on the Deep Pit fence posts below the power lines. Two Grasshopper Warblers were reeling, one by the Hump and the other by Willow Pond. Some Swifts were passing through with some House Martins and a Shelduck flew through upriver. PS.
This morning a Whitethroat was singing beside the river and a House Martin was seen. There are now four Wheatears in the ploughed field behind the Wader Scrape.
In the evening two Little Ringed Plovers were on the Wader Scrape. RW.