This morning, during the Bird Count, a Bittern was seen flying around the Slurry Lagoon before crashing into a reed-bed. There was also a Yellow-legged Gull on the Deep Pit. PS.
This morning there was a Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the corner of the Wader Scrape. A female Peregrine was on the pylon and a Six-belted Clearwing was seen on the Causeway. PS.
A Little Ringed Plover and two Yellow Wagtails were seen on the Eco-park. IEP.
At about 16.30 the Bittern was seen crossing the Slurry Lagoon and dropping into a reed bed. JDn
This morning a Bittern was seen, first flying around the Deep Pit and then over the Slurry Lagoon, there was also a Little Egret in the Deep Pit. The Mute Swans on the Slurry Lagoon now have five cygnets and the pair on the Large Gravel Pit have three. A Cuckoo was heard calling for about an hour from the large willow by the Large Gravel Pit. PS.
A Bittern was reported to have dropped into the reed bed in the Deep Pit. The Treecreepers by the footbridge have fledged at least one chick which was seen this morning and two Lesser Whitethroats were heard singing. DM.
Today there were two Pintail on the Large Gravel Pit. In the evening there was a large murmuration of Starlings over the Slurry Lagoon. AN/KW.
A Bittern flew across the Slurry Lagoon at dusk. RW.
This evening, at dusk, a Bittern was seen circling the lagoons, calling, before disappearing in the gloom. A Great White Egret was seen in the field across the river. A Raven flew through and a Barn Owl was out hunting. RW.
This morning the Bittern was seen flying over the Causeway from the Slurry Lagoon to the Deep Pit. A Great White Egret was seen near Stoke Lock and the Pintail was still on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
During the Patchwatch today sixty-five species of birds were seen by 16.30hrs. These included the Bittern, three Pintail, Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail and roving Siskins and Redpolls. PS.
The Bittern was seen twice, this afternoon and at dusk, flying between reed-beds on the Slurry Lagoon. Also present were two Snipe, a Green Sandpiper and eleven Wigeon. At nightfall a Tawny Owl was heard calling. RW.
Late this afternoon the Bittern was seen again, flying across the Slurry Lagoon. The Garganey was still present, along with a Water Rail, Green Sandpiper, Snipe and four Little Egrets. JDn.
In the evening two Bitterns were seen. At dusk a Barn Owl was seen as well as a Pipistrelle and a Noctule at nightfall. RW.