This morning the Wood Sandpiper was still present on the pools on the ‘Ecopark’. It was briefly joined by a Whimbrel, two Little Ringed Plovers and a male Yellow Wagtail. Today was Patchwatch Day and a total of 74 species of bird were seen, including ten warbler species with Grasshopper Warbler, Swift, House Martin and Cuckoo. PS.
In the evening a Little Gull briefly dropped into the Deep Pit. JDn.
Today, at about 12.30, a Red Kite was seen flying over the reserve. TL.
Earlier a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling beside the Large Gravel Pit and some more Garden Warblers had arrived. On the Slurry Lagoon was a flock of 97 Tufted Duck, probably mostly passage birds. PS.
A Drake Garganey was found on the Deep Pit in the early afternoon and has since relocated to the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
There are now at least five Grasshopper Warblers on territories across the site. Also four Lesser Whitethroats were singing along with plenty of Reed, Sedge, Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. there were three Oystercatchers, eight Little Ringed Plovers and a Common sandpiper. PS.