This morning the tagged Marsh Harrier was seen leaving its roost. Two Peregrines were seen flying together in courtship. The Chiffchaff was singing again from its usual tree. JV.
This morning the Marsh Harrier – 6T – was seen again over the Slurry Lagoon. Eventually the crows drove it away. JV.
Marsh Harrier and Carrion Crow – Jason Vickers.
Later, four Oystercatchers and two Chiffchaffs were seen, one singing. PS.
This morning a White-fronted Goose flew low to the north, over the Slurry Lagoon. Several queen Buff-tailed Bumblebees were flying and three Chiffchaffs were seen. PS.
Early this morning the Marsh Harrier was seen leaving the reed-bed. Late on in the morning a Red Kite was seen hunting over the reserve. JV.
This morning the wing-tagged Marsh Harrier was quartering the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. An adult and later a juvenile Peregrine were hunting the reserve, the adult flushing a pack of 11 Snipe. In the Boundary Hedge a male Tawny Owl was calling as it was mobbed by two Jays. PS.
This morning the Starlings were seen leaving the Deep Pit and Slurry Lagoon reed-beds in very large numbers. The wing-tagged Marsh Harrier had spent the night again too. JV.
A Great White Egret was seen as it departed the Large Gravel Pit. RJP.
This morning the wing-tagged Marsh Harrier was seen again, quartering the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. Later, a Red Kite flew low, over the site and a skein of about sixty Pink-footed Geese flew through to the SW. Birds also seen were an Egyptian Goose, three Buzzards and a Jay. PS.
In the afternoon a pair of Goosander were seen on the river and an Oystercatcher flew over the Deep Pit. IEP.
At about 08.00hrs this morning a cream-top Marsh Harrier with wing-tags was seen over the Slurry Lagoon. This was identified as a first winter male, tagged at RSPB Nene Washes on 12/07/2023. JV.
It was seen again at 10.40hrs. TK.
This morning the cream-top Marsh Harrier with red wing-tags was seen quartering the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. Also seen was a Weasel, which ran across the Causeway. PS.
This morning the male and female Stonechats were showing well on the Ecopark fencing. PS.