This afternoon a juvenile Arctic Tern paid a brief visit to the Slurry Lagoon, as did a Yellow-legged Gull. Three Greenshank spent most of the afternoon there and there are now three Garganey. Two Clouded Yellows and a Painted Lady were also seen. PS.
There were at least four Clouded Yellows on site this morning, along the Deep Pit bank facing the gravel pits. There were also three Brown Argus found and several other common species, as well as a variety of dragonflies. A Hobby was seen by the railway bridge. PS.
A Clouded Yellow butterfly was found this afternoon, by the river, near the railway bridge. SC.
Later a Vollucella inanis hoverfly was also found. PS.
This morning there were lots of warblers along the Lower Path and in the Deep Pit, including several Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Warbler and Chiffchaff. On the Slurry Lagoon there were two Little Ringed Plover, two Snipe, two Greenshank and two Little Egrets. PS.AE.CH.RW.
In the early afternoon a Clouded Yellow was seen on the east bank of the Deep Pit, near the seat. RW.
A Bittern has been seen twice this morning as it flew between the reed beds on the Slurry Lagoon. Also on the Slurry Lagoon were 41 Shoveler, a Little Egret and a Cetti’s Warbler. Later a Clouded Yellow was seen flying along the pathway. RW.
A Clouded Yellow was seen today, flying along the Deep Pit bank, opposite the railway line. Two Small Red-eyed Damselflies were present on the Small Gravel Pit and a Green Sandpiper was seen on the Slurry Lagoon, as well as two Yellow-legged Gulls, a Common Snipe and three Shoveler.