This morning a Little Ringed Plover was seen flying over the Slurry Lagoon dry end towards the ‘Eco-Park’. Thirty Sand Martins and a Swallow were foraging beside the railway bridge and lots more Blackcaps had arrived. There was a Willow Warbler singing in the north end of the Deep Pit and later in the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
The sun brought out the butterflies this morning with 11 Brimstones, 5 Peacocks, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Comma and 1 Orange-tip being seen. A Curlew called as it flew over and three Sand Martins were seen near the river, also a Blackcap sang briefly near the Haven. On the Slurry Lagoon two Shelduck were present first thing. PS.
Despite the hard frost and cold wind there were still signs of spring at the lagoons this morning. On the Deep Pit a Common Tern dive bombed the Cormorants on the breeding platforms. Along the river bank a Willow Warbler was singing and several butterflies, including a Speckled Wood, were seen. PS. AE.
On the Causeway two Weasels were seen. JG.