This morning there were two male Cuckoos calling around the reserve. The Slurry Lagoon Swans have lost another cygnet and are now down to one. The tern platforms have at least seven pairs of Common Terns on nests now. PS.
This morning the female Pintail was still on the Slurry Lagoon as were the Shoveler pair and a Little Egret. There were also broods of Mallard and Gadwall. The first fledged Black-headed Gulls had also flown across from the Deep Pit. PS.
This morning two Green Sandpipers and three Little Egrets were on the Slurry Lagoon. There was also a Brown Hawker and thirty Six-belted Clearwings. RW.
Later in the afternoon a Black-tailed Godwit arrived on the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
Somewhere in the region of 2,500 – 3,000 starlings flew in to roost at the Lagoons this evening. It is difficult to be more accurate with numbers as birds were constantly moving and being joined by more. A Sparrowhawk was attracted to all this activity but didn’t manage to get lucky. At one point a huge flock flew along the Causeway settling everywhere, bushes, fences, in the grass and on the path itself – quite a sight. Eventually they all flew into the reeds to the right of the seat to roost for the night. JMD.