This morning, during the bird walk, 22 Wigeon were on the Slurry Lagoon with 34 Shoveler and a Raven was heard calling from a pylon. PS
This morning a Raven flew across the site, pausing on a pylon on its way. A Kingfisher was seen on the riverbank and there were two Grey Wagtails and four Little Egrets on the Ouse Dyke. Overhead there was a light passage of Swallows and House Martins, with some Meadow Pipits and Siskins. In the bushes there were still plenty of Chiffchaffs and a few Blackcaps, and a Jay was seen. PS.
At about midday a Bittern was seen flying across the Slurry Lagoon, dropping into the reed bed to the right of the Causeway bench. As one had been seen earlier dropping in at the same spot it might mean there are two Bitterns in residence. There are now four Pintails also on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
In the afternoon a juvenile Arctic Tern and a Hobby were seen. RW.
A Wheatear was catching insects on the Causeway late morning. A chiffchaff was singing along the Ouse Dyke and a Southern Hawker Dragonfly was hawking for insects also along the Ouse Dyke path. JMD.