This morning a Little Ringed Plover was seen flying over the Slurry Lagoon dry end towards the ‘Eco-Park’. Thirty Sand Martins and a Swallow were foraging beside the railway bridge and lots more Blackcaps had arrived. There was a Willow Warbler singing in the north end of the Deep Pit and later in the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning a steady stream of Sand Martins flew through the reserve, to the north, with a few Swallows. On the flooded field across the river was a Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and nine Oystercatchers. There were also large numbers of Tawny Mining Bees, which were seen all over the reserve. PS.
This evening a female Common Scoter was seen on the Large Gravel Pit and, in failing light, a possible female Garganey was on the Slurry Lagoon. JMD.
This morning there were plenty of insects about, especially bees. An Orange-tip was seen on the Lower Path as well as three Commas, two Peacocks, a Brimstone and several Small Tortoiseshells. A Sand Martin was seen near the railway bridge and three Oystercatchers were on the flooded field across the river. PS.
This afternoon a male Stonechat was reported on the Wader Scrape. JMD.
This morning, during the Wildlife Walk, a Green Sandpiper was seen on the flooded field across the river. Two Sand Martins flew through over the Slurry Lagoon and five Chiffchaffs were singing. PS.
This morning a Raven spent some time on the site and one of the pylons, whilst a Peregrine was on the new pylon. A Chiffchaff was singing along the Lower Path and a Treecreeper was in the willows at the river end of the Boundary Hedge. Some Oystercatchers were heard but not seen on the flooded field across the river. PS.
This afternoon a Jack Snipe and 15 Common Snipe were on the Slurry Lagoon and a Green Sandpiper was on the flooded field across the river. RW.
This morning a male Stonechat was seen on the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. JF.
This morning there were thirty Lesser Redpolls in the birches on the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon, twenty Greenfinches came out of the roost at Rossi’s, six Song Thrushes and three Cetti’s Warblers were singing and a Comma flew across the Wheelchair Ramp. PS.