Tag Archives: Bittern

Grasshopper Warbler – 8th July

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

Bittern – 7th June

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.

Bittern – 8th September

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.