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.
This morning there were still plenty of warblers around the site and a Jay was seen again. Small numbers of Swallows and Siskins were flying through to the south. In the evening a Bittern flew across the Slurry Lagoon, between reed beds, and there were still nineteen Shoveler, three Wigeon and one Garganey present.
This afternoon a Bittern was seen on the Slurry Lagoon and the Garganey was still present. A Spotted Flycatcher was seen near the bird table and two Swifts and twenty-two Shoveler were also seen. RW.
In the evening the Bittern was seen flying over the reed beds and the Garganey was still present. RW.
A Bittern was seen this morning, flying between the reed beds on the Slurry Lagoon. SC.
This morning there were two male Cuckoos on the reserve. In the afternoon another male was in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. In the late afternoon a Bittern was driven by Black-headed Gulls into the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. Later it was seen again in the Deep Pit, but the gulls again drove it into the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. There were also several Hairy Dragonflies and Emperor Dragonflies on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.