Tag Archives: Lesser Whitethroat

Redstart – 17th April

This morning, on the Causeway, a male Redstart was seen, first on the bench and then it flew into the Deep Pit and foraged along the bank. There was a Reed Warbler singing in the reeds at the north-west end of the Deep Pit.  There are still some Wheatears on the field beyond the Wader Scrape and more Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers are in. A Yellow Wagtail flew along the Causeway and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the north-west corner of the Large Gravel Pit.  PS.

Lesser Whitethroat – 19th April

This morning more warblers had arrived on site and a Lesser Whitethroat was singing in bushes on the south side of the Slurry Lagoon dry end and two Whitethroats were also singing, near the river and Wader Scrape. There was also a mixed flock of hirundines over the Deep Pit and railway bridge. Five Shelduck were on the Slurry Lagoon early on before flying off NE but were later replaced with two more. A Wheatear was on the Wader Scrape with two Oystercatchers.  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.

Lesser Whitethroat – 11th April

This afternoon a Lesser Whitethroat was heard singing and seen near the Haven. There were at least four Sedge Warblers in and on the Wader Scrape were four Little Ringed Plover and a Green Sandpiper. Briefly a Yellow Wagtail was also on the Wader Scrape and a White Wagtail and Meadow Pipit. JMD. PS. RW.

Lesser Scaup – 21st April

An adult male Lesser Scaup was seen today, feeding with a small flock of  Tufted Duck on the Slurry Lagoon. It was also mate guarding the only female in the flock. Also seen were Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper. CH, RW.

Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup

In the afternoon a Cuckoo flew over the Slurry Lagoon. RW.

Spotted Flycatcher – 26th August

This morning in the bushes by the railway bridge a large flock of warblers and finches was feeding. Amongst them were two Spotted Flycatchers, one being chased vigorously by a juvenile Chiffchaff. There were also three more Chiffchaffs, two Lesser Whitethroats, five Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers and two Reed Warblers. The finches were family parties of Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Linnets and Goldfinches. Two Yellow Wagtails were with finches and warblers along the Boundary Hedge and another Yellow Wagtail flew over the Causeway. At about midday a Hobby attacked the Swallows by the Railway Bridge, but was unsuccessful although it was seen to stoop several times. PS.