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.
A Hobby was seen hawking for insects above the Causeway this morning. Some Pyramidal Orchids are now out and a Gatekeeper was seen. PS.
This morning at least 11 Willow Warblers were singing and many more Blackcaps were in. Three Water Rails were heard and an Egyptian goose flew over the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
In the Afternoon a male Redstart was found on the Causeway bank, two Yellow Wagtails and nine Wheatears were in the field beyond the Wader Scrape and four Common Terns were on the tern platforms. JMD.
This morning, on the Causeway, a male Redstart was seen, first on the bench and then it flew into the Deep Pit and foraged along the bank. There was a Reed Warbler singing in the reeds at the north-west end of the Deep Pit. There are still some Wheatears on the field beyond the Wader Scrape and more Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers are in. A Yellow Wagtail flew along the Causeway and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the north-west corner of the Large Gravel Pit. PS.
This morning a male Redstart was seen in the Plantation, near the Causeway end. A Sedge Warbler was singing down the bank and at least five Willow Warblers were singing around the site. Up to fifteen Chiffchaffs were singing and two Blackcaps, and a Swallow was with the Sand Martins by the railway bridge. At least two Wheatears were still on the ploughed field beyond the Wader Scrape and there was still one Goldeneye on the Large Gravel Pit. A Small Tortoiseshell and a Brimstone were seen in flight. PS.
There was also a report of a distant view of a Red Kite, towards Carlton.
This afternoon three Ravens were seen over the Slurry Lagoon when a pair flew in from one direction to meet a single from the other, before all returning to where they had come from. A Chiffchaff was singing on the Causeway, an Oystercatcher was on one of the tern platforms and two more were across the river. PS.