This morning there were a fair number of gulls resting on the frozen surface of the Slurry Lagoon. Also a Peregrine was seen making half-hearted attacks on a Black-headed Gull and a Mallard.
Today a Jack Snipe was seen in the Dragonfly Pool and, at about 14.50hrs, a Barn Owl was seen in the hedge beside the Large Gravel Pit. RW.
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.
Has anybody lost a camera storage chip at the lagoons some months ago. It was found some time ago but the the finder didn’t know how to contact the owner. If it is you contact me via the website and I will forward his contact details.
The orchids are at last beginning to come out. On the Causeway there is a Pyramidal Orchid and there are lots of Bee Orchids out now. The Spotted Orchids are still taking their time and the Marsh Orchids are near to finishing. PS.
Please note that the time to meet was omitted from the newsletter. You should be at the pumping station at 20.00hrs.