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
This morning, during the Monthly Bird Count, a Great White Egret was seen over the Large Gravel Pit and eight Goldeneye were swimming on the Deep Pit. Several Chiffchaffs were heard singing and there were still some winter thrushes about. A Treecreeper was seen along the Ouse Dyke, three Kingfishers were seen, and a Stoat was on the Causeway. NWG.
This morning the Bittern was seen flying over the Causeway from the Slurry Lagoon to the Deep Pit. A Great White Egret was seen near Stoke Lock and the Pintail was still on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This afternoon, during the bird-walk, a Jack Snipe was flushed from the muddy shore-line in front of the Causeway bench. The three Pintail were still present on the Slurry Lagoon, along with Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal and Gadwall and the Green Sandpiper was at the back with several Snipe. PS.
This morning a flock of about 20 House Martins and 10 Sand Martins was seen above the Causeway, which also included one Swift. A Lesser Whitethroat was seen along the Causeway. On the river, near the confluence with the Poulser Brook, a Common Sandpiper was seen and a Raven flew over. PS