A Garganey is still present on the Wader Scrape and a Hobby was seen chasing the Swallows by the railway bridge. On the Ouse Dyke the Green Sandpiper was seen to be still in residence. There are also several dragonflies about with Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker, Ruddy Darter, Common Darter, Banded Demoiselle and Common Blue Damselflies all being seen. SC.
A Bittern was seen in the Haven, late this afternoon. JMD.
Two Greenshank flew around the Slurry Lagoon before settling on the Wader Scrape this afternoon. A Hobby was seen chasing the migrating hirundines that were feeding near the railway bridge and a Clouded Yellow butterfly flew across the site heading north. RW.
A Hobby was seen this morning by the railway bridge and a Garganey was still on the Slurry Lagoon. Several warblers were seen in small flocks which included one Garden Warbler. PS.
A female/immature Marsh Harrier was seen quartering the Slurry Lagoon reed bed this afternoon. JMD.
This afternoon there was a Garganey on the Slurry Lagoon. Also seen was a small, juvenile Water Rail and a Little Egret. A Common Sandpiper was on the Wader Scrape and in the late afternoon a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was seen on the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
This morning a Common Sandpiper was on the Wader Scrape. There was also a Little Egret and three Teal on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning at about 10.00 a Bittern was seen flying fairly high over the Slurry Lagoon reedbed. Two Common Terns attacked it as it tried to circle, and forced it lower and then two Carrion Crows joined in, forcing the Bittern into the reedbed. During the next twenty minutes the Bittern tried twice more to get airborne, but with the same result both times. There were also four male Cuckoos and a male Emperor was seen. PS.
This afternoon a Red Kite called as it flew over the site. The Little Ringed Plover pairs have both got two chicks, one pair of chicks is already almost full grown. There are several tern chicks on the platforms and the Great Crested Grebes on the Slurry Lagoon have a chick. PS.
A Red-crested Pochard drake was on the Slurry Lagoon this morning. At least two Cuckoos were calling and a second brood of cygnets has appeared in the Deep Pit. PS.