This morning a Cuckoo called briefly beside the Slurry Lagoon as a solitary Swift flew over. During the Warbler Walk, eight warbler species were heard and six Hobbies were seen hawking insects over the Large Gravel Pit. Around seven Hairy Dragonflies were seen, including two females egg-laying, one on the Slurry Lagoon and one on the Small Gravel Pit. Two female Green Hairstreaks were seen, also egg-laying. An Oystercatcher was on the Wader Scrape and a Little Ringed Plover was on the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning there were two Oystercatchers on the Wader Scrape and some Swifts were over the Large Gravel Pit. On the flooded field across the river there was one Little Ringed Plover. SC/PG.
Birds seen this morning included Whimbrel, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Grasshopper Warbler and Wheatear. PS.
This evening a Blackcap was singing from the ash trees on the north bank of the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
Late report :- This morning a Common Whitethroat and a Swallow were seen. Later a Little Ringed Plover circled the site. In the evening a Pipistrelle was seen. RW.
So far today, 71 species have been recorded at Netherfield, including Redshank, Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover as well as Cuckoo, Peregrine, Grey Partridge and ten species of warbler. PS.
This afternoon a female Redstart was found. Also three male Wheatears were on the ploughed field beyond the Wader Scrape. Forty-two Swallows were over the Large Gravel Pit and a Little Ringed Plover was on the riverside flood. RW.
This evening there was a Grasshopper Warbler reeling by Willow Pond, eleven Wheatears on the ploughed field beyond the Wader Scrape, one Yellow Wagtail, nine Swallows, a Common Tern and two Little Ringed Plovers on the riverside flood. RW.
This afternoon an Arctic Tern was seen briefly, feeding over the Large Gravel Pit. A Dunlin and two Little Ringed Plovers were on the flooded field across the river. RW.
In the evening a male Ring Ouzle was on the Wader Scrape. JMD.
This morning there were about twenty Sand Martins by the railway bridge, which were briefly joined by a lone Swallow. Beside the Slurry Lagoon a Willow Warbler sang briefly and a Little Ringed Plover flew over. There are now at least fifteen Chiffchaffs singing around the site. PS. SC.
This morning a male Marsh Harrier flew through to the north. In the evening a Little Ringed Plover displayed over the Slurry Lagoon, dry end. PS.