This morning a female Stonechat was seen inside the Deep Pit from the Causeway. PS.
During the Birdcount this morning the female Marsh Harrier was seen over the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, where she flushed sixteen Snipe. There were two Green Sandpipers on the Ecopark flood, three Chiffchaffs were singing around the site and a Red-legged Partridge was near the Causeway. PS.
This morning a Roe Deer was seen on the Causeway. Two Common Sandpipers were along the river near the Poulser Brook. A migrant flock of about 100 Swallows and House Martins were feeding over the Slurry Lagoon and three Buzzards flew through to the north. PS.
This morning two Reed Warblers were singing from the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, two Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat were also singing. A Common Tern was flying around the tern platforms but left after a short while. On the Causeway a female Redstart was seen catching insects from the fencing and, near the Slurry Lagoon dry end, a male Redstart was also seen. PS.
This morning, during the RSPB walk, a Water Rail flew across the gap in front of the Causeway bench. A Red Kite flew to the west, high above the site and four House Martins were foraging above the Lower Path, close to the signal box. PS
This morning a herd of between 30 and 35 Whooper Swans flew WNW over the lagoons. Three Cetti’s Warblers and three Water Rails were heard from the Causeway. PS.
This morning, two male Brimstones were seen, one on the Causeway and one at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning a Raven flew over the site, carrying a corn-on-the-cob, a Snipe flew over the Causeway and a Water Rail flew in front of the bench, one of up to eight heard. PS.
This morning the Cuckoo was calling again from the ash trees beside the railway line and a Yellow Wagtail flew over the Causeway. On the Slurry Lagoon a second pair of Great Crested Grebes have produced a single chick and an Oystercatcher is sitting tight on eggs. PS.
This evening there were seven Wheatears in the ploughed field by the sub-station. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling half way along the Causeway and a Green Sandpiper was on the flash across the river. JMD.