This afternoon, during the bird walk, a Hobby was seen catching dragonflies over the Deep Pit. In the morning, eight House Martin, two Great-spotted Woodpecker and two Wigeon were seen. PS.
This morning, during the Bird Walk, a Black Tern was watched for about twenty minutes, hawking insects over the Deep Pit. Also seen were a Raven and two Lesser Redpolls. There was a light passage of Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits, with fifty-five Swallows, twenty House Martins and seven Meadow Pipits seen flying over to the south. There were also good numbers of Migrant Hawkers seen. PS.
There are still some Speckled Bush-crickets to be found along the back of the Boundary Hedge beneath the willows, near the river, on the nettles. On the Slurry Lagoon there are still three Pintails and there was also a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper. PS.
A female Common Redstart was in bushes in the Large Gravel Pit area this afternoon and at least two Roesel’s Bush Crickets were ‘singing’ at approximately G3. The Pintail was still present on the Slurry Lagoon and the Cetti’s gave a brief burst of song mid morning. JMD.