This morning the Slurry Lagoon carried a good variety of ducks, including Shoveler, Teal, Goldeneye and Pochard, and three Goosander flew over. Also Water Rail and Cetti’s Warblers were heard. PS.
The male Bearded Tit was showing again in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. Also recorded were five Common Snipe, six Water Rail and sixteen Goldeneye. A Peregrine was on one of the pylons. RW.
The still, sunny weather brought the male Bearded Tit out this morning and good, though distant, views were had as it foraged in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. JMD.
The male Bearded Tit was still present on the Slurry Lagoon this morning. JMD.
This morning two Egyptian Geese flew north over the site. A Barn Owl was seen flying from the box and a Lesser Redpoll was seen on the Lower Path. On the Large Gravel Pit there were fourteen Goldeneye and about 160 Pink-footed Geese flew west over the site. PS.
In the afternoon a male Bearded Tit was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, a Peregrine was on one of the pylons and another 64 Pink-footed geese flew over. RW.
A male Stonechat was seen on the Wader Scrape early this afternoon. RW.
Early this afternoon a male Bearded Tit was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. RW.
This morning a Raven flew over the site, carrying a corn-on-the-cob, a Snipe flew over the Causeway and a Water Rail flew in front of the bench, one of up to eight heard. PS.
This morning there was a report of a Glossy Ibis, seen from the site, flying over Morrisons. In the evening the Starlings were seen flying past in several large flocks to roost off the site. One Barn Owl was seen on the Wader Scrape. PS.
This morning a Redshank was on an island on the Slurry Lagoon. There were also almost 100 Mallard also on the Slurry Lagoon, and seven Water Rail were heard. A small flock of Fieldfares was eating berries from a hawthorn and a Jay was in one of the oaks.
In the evening the Starling murmuration contained up up 12,000 birds, including one white one. PS.