This morning, during the bird-count, a male Common Scoter was found on the Deep Pit. A Great White Egret was fishing on the Slurry Lagoon and a Redwing was seen. There were still a few Chiffchaffs about and a male Blackcap. PS
This morning there were two Snipe at the front of the reeds on the Slurry Lagoon. Three Reed Warblers were foraging near the bench and a Hobby did a couple of circuits of the lagoon in pursuit of dragonflies. There were still lots of Chiffchaffs and some Blackcaps about, and a Grey Wagtail was on the river. PS.
This morning, along the Lower Path, a Spotted Flycatcher was seen amongst a flock of tits and warblers. Further along the path two more Spotted Flycatchers were catching flies from the overhead wires. Also seen were a Hobby, Jay, Whitethroat and Blackcap. PS.
This morning the hepatic female Cuckoo was seen on the Slurry Lagoon. A Hobby was joined by a Red Kite as they both hawked for damselflies above the Pylon Path. All ten warbler species were heard singing, ( Cetti’s, Willow, Reed, Sedge, Garden, Grasshopper, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff.) some in good numbers. Later two Hobbies were hawking damselflies over the Slurry Lagoon and a Water Rail was heard chipping from the reed bed. The damselflies included Red-eyed, Common Blue and Blue-tailed plus a Four-spotted Chaser was seen. PS.
At least three Reed Warblers were singing in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. Also there were Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. A Redshank was heard calling around the Large Gravel Pit. IEP.
This morning there was a Whitethroat near the Large Gravel Pit as well as plenty of singing Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. A Green Sandpiper flew over the Slurry Lagoon and was later seen again on the Eco-park, along with three Little Ringed Plovers. IP.
This afternoon there were three Little Ringed Plovers on the Eco-park. There was a Garden Warbler singing as well as a Willow Warbler, five Blackcaps and several Chiffchaffs. There was also what possibly was a White Wagtail on the Eco-park. IP.
This morning the warm weather from the last two days had brought in a few new migrants. A Sedge Warbler was heard near the viewing screen on the Reed-bed Safari Path. A Willow Warbler and five Blackcaps were also singing and there were three Swallows and over twenty Sand Martins over the Slurry Lagoon. The Red Kite was seen across the river near the railway bridge. IP.
This morning there were two Shelduck on the Deep Pit. There are now seven Sand Martins by the railway bridge, and there were two Blackcaps, six Chiffchaffs and eight Cetti’s Warblers singing. DM.
Later on an Osprey was seen flying over the site JDn.
An Orange-tip was seen and four Little Ringed Plovers were on the Eco-park. RW.
This morning there were two Blackcaps singing, six Sand Martin’s by the bridge on the river, ten singing Chiffchaff and two Mistle Thrushes, three Lapwing and three Shelduck on the Eco Park area. Also lots of butterflies;
1 Small White,
10 Small Tortoiseshell.
Also 2 Toads and 3 Roe Deer. SC/PG.