This morning a Red Kite flew over the site, accompanied by a rather diminutive looking Carrion Crow, in the direction of Gedling Pit Top. In a birch tree beside the Causeway was a flock of about fifty Lesser Redpolls. PS.
This morning the Black-headed Gulls resting on the Slurry Lagoon ice were rudely disturbed by a Bittern as if swapped reed-beds in front of the Causeway bench. A flock of 25 Fieldfares were also seen, heading west.
This morning a male Goosander flew upstream, over the site. Eighteen Lesser Redpolls were in a birch tree in the Slurry Lagoon reedbed near the southern end of the Causeway. PS.
In the afternoon a male and a female Bearded Tit were in the Slurry Lagoon reedbed. RW.
This morning a male and a female Bearded Tit were seen on the Causeway, going between the Slurry Lagoon and Deep Pit. M.W./K.H.
This morning two Ravens flew over the reserve. A Snipe was on the little beach in front of the Causeway bench and five Little Egrets were at the back of the Slurry Lagoon. PS
This morning the Slurry Lagoon was very quiet, with about six House Martins feeding over it. On the Causeway Path a Musk Beetle was found feeding on a flowering Wild Carrot. PS.
This morning six House Martins were feeding over the Slurry Lagoon, when a Hobby alarmed them as it flew through and over to the Large Gravel Pit. A Weasel was seen crossing the Causeway Path. PS/AAS.
This morning a Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling on the northern bank of the Slurry Lagoon, by the Ouse Dyke. The Water Rail was again seen fluttering across in front of the Causeway bench. PS.
This morning about twenty-two Swifts were feeding over the Slurry Lagoon. A Water Rail fluttered between the reed-beds in front of the bench on the Causeway. There were family parties of Green and Great-spotted Woodpeckers and a Greenfinch was leading a juvenile about the site. PS.
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