Tag Archives: 19th April

Redstart – 19th April

This morning two Reed Warblers were singing from the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, two Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat were also singing. A Common Tern was flying around the tern platforms but left after a short while. On the Causeway a female Redstart was seen catching insects from the fencing and, near the Slurry Lagoon dry end, a male Redstart was also seen. PS.

White Stork – 19th April

This morning two Mediterranean Gulls flew over the Deep Pit to the north. A little later an identifiably second pair flew into the Deep Pit and then carried on their way north. At just after mid-day a White Stork was seen flying high to the west (RW). Also present was a Grasshopper Warbler and a Garden Warbler. In the Slurry Lagoon reed bed a Water Rail was heard calling.   PS.

Egyptian Goose – 19th April

This morning at least 11 Willow Warblers were singing and many more Blackcaps were in. Three Water Rails were heard and an Egyptian goose flew over the Slurry Lagoon.  PS.

In the Afternoon a male Redstart was found on the Causeway bank, two Yellow Wagtails and nine Wheatears were in the field beyond the Wader Scrape and four Common Terns were on the tern platforms. JMD.

Lesser Whitethroat – 19th April

This morning more warblers had arrived on site and a Lesser Whitethroat was singing in bushes on the south side of the Slurry Lagoon dry end and two Whitethroats were also singing, near the river and Wader Scrape. There was also a mixed flock of hirundines over the Deep Pit and railway bridge. Five Shelduck were on the Slurry Lagoon early on before flying off NE but were later replaced with two more. A Wheatear was on the Wader Scrape with two Oystercatchers.  PS.