This morning the warm weather from the last two days had brought in a few new migrants. A Sedge Warbler was heard near the viewing screen on the Reed-bed Safari Path. A Willow Warbler and five Blackcaps were also singing and there were three Swallows and over twenty Sand Martins over the Slurry Lagoon. The Red Kite was seen across the river near the railway bridge. IP.
There were at least five Chiffchaffs singing this morning. Across the river, on the flooded field beyond the bridge, were two Shelducks and two Oystercatchers. In the Slurry Lagoon reed bed were two Water Rails and two Cetti’s Warblers were in the Deep Pit. PS.
This morning a Sedge Warbler was singing. Also a Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Swallow were seen. RW.
This morning a male Marsh Harrier flew through to the north. In the evening a Little Ringed Plover displayed over the Slurry Lagoon, dry end. PS.
A Common Tern was resting on one of the tern platforms this afternoon. As we watched it a Willow Warbler started to sing on the Causeway bank, inside the Deep Pit. The Cetti’s Warbler and a Chiffchaff were also singing there. There were several Chiffchaffs singing around the site and some Sand Martins were flying overhead. On the Slurry Lagoon there were still some Teal and Shoveler and a Shelduck later joined them. On the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon there was a female Wheatear. PS. DG. RW.