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.
This evening a Bittern was seen in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. A Bearded Tit was also heard and two Woodcocks flew out to feed. RW.
This evening a Bittern and two Bearded Tits were in the Slurry Lagoon reed beds. RW.
This evening a Bittern was seen over the Slurry Lagoon reed-beds. Two Tawny Owls were heard calling and a Barn Owl was seen also over the reeds. RW.
This morning seven Siskins flew over the Lower Path. A Bittern flew over the reed bed in the Slurry Lagoon and two Peregrines were on the new pylon. PS.
This morning a Sandwich Tern flew down-river, past the Deep Pit, where three Common Terns were displaying. A Kingfisher was on the river and a Treecreeper was seen hopping about on the path, picking up food items. The Grasshopper Warbler was reeling on the Deep Pit bank, overlooking the river and a Bittern was seen, flying between reed beds on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning a Peregrine was seen on the new pylon. A Bittern was seen flying over the Slurry Lagoon and the 21 Lesser Redpolls were again feeding in birches at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. The Ouse Dyke had up to four Chiffchaffs along it from Teal Close to the footbridge. PS.
This afternoon the Slurry Lagoon held a Bittern, seven Bearded Tits, five Water Rail, one Jack Snipe, nine Common Snipe, fourteen Lapwings and around 250 Starlings. RW.