The male Red-crested Pochard was back on the Large Gravel Pit this morning. A single House Martin was seen over the Slurry Lagoon and two Sedge Warblers were singing in the nearby reed bed. PS
This morning a Lesser Whitethroat was heard singing near the metal gates. JMD.
In the late afternoon a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling beside the Small Gravel pit. Also there were two Little Ringed Plovers and two Dunlin on the flooded field across the river. Later two Lesser Whitethroats were heard. RW.
This morning there were two Common Terns on the Deep Pit, four Little Ringed Plovers on the Wader Scrape and two on the Slurry Lagoon dry end. There were several Sedge Warblers, three Lesser Whitethroats, three Swallows, six Sand Martins and a House Martin. PS.
This morning was cool and over cast and not very promising for migrant spotting. Towards mid-morning the clouds started to break up and the sun nearly shone. Over the Deep Pit eight Common Terns squabbled and chased before two pairs settled on the breeding platforms. A Sedge Warbler was singing in the Deep Pit, along the Causeway. Most other migrants flew through, including four Swallows, two Sand Martins, a House Martin, three Yellow Wagtails and a Lesser Redpoll. PS.
This egg was found on the Causeway, it had been predated by a Magpie. It is about 25cm long. Can anybody identify it ?