This morning a Knot flew in to the Slurry Lagoon. It alighted briefly on the water surface and swam about before moving to the muddy margin in the back right-hand corner by the reed bed. Later in the day the Knot was gone but a Green Sandpiper and a Common Snipe were seen along the muddy margin in front of the reeds. PS.
This morning, during the monthly bird count, a Red Kite paid a visit to the site. It flew low, over the Slurry Lagoon, before gaining height and drifting away over Carlton. Some Common Terns were moving north along the Trent Valley and a Hobby was seen alarming the Swallows beside the river. There were still plenty of warblers to see, several in family parties. PS.
This afternoon an adult Caspian Gull, juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, two Curlews and a Hobby were seen on the Slurry Lagoon. RW.