This afternoon a Jack Snipe and 15 Common Snipe were on the Slurry Lagoon and a Green Sandpiper was on the flooded field across the river. RW.
About forty Lesser Redpolls were seen in the late morning. There were also nine Common Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon. In the late afternoon a Bearded Tit was heard at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. RW.
The male Bearded Tit was showing again in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. Also recorded were five Common Snipe, six Water Rail and sixteen Goldeneye. A Peregrine was on one of the pylons. RW.
This morning, on the Wader Scrape, there was a Jack Snipe near the water’s edge and four Common Snipe in the taller vegetation. A male and a female Stonechat were also present. PS.
This afternoon a small flock of about 12 Waxwings were grabbing the last of the hawthorn berries in bushes along the Ouse Dyke. A Common Snipe flew out of the Dyke and one of the Chiffchaffs was feeding close to the water near Teal Close. JMD.
This afternoon two Dunlin, two Little Ringed Plover, one Ringed Plover and a Common Snipe were all feeding along the Slurry Lagoon waterline while a Common Buzzard circled lazily on the thermals. JMD.
Later they were joined by a Little Egret and two more Dunlin. PS.
Four Little Egrets were in and out of the Ouse Dyke early afternoon and at least four Common Snipe also flew out of the Dyke. JMD.
A Reed Warbler was feeding along the edge of the reed bed at the back of the Slurry Lagoon this afternoon; while two Green Sandpiper and a Ruff were on the water’s edge. Common Snipe numbers are slowly increasing with at least twelve seen today. The two Red-crested Pochard are still present on the Large Gravel Pit. A few insects are still about particularly Migrant Hawkers. JMD.
What a difference a day makes – it was glorious at the Lagoons this afternoon. The warm sunshine encouraged some insect activity with at least six Migrant Hawkers and one or two butterflies including a Holly Blue and two Small Tortoiseshells. The geese had departed into the surrounding fields and the river so it was easier to view the Slurry and two Ruff were spotted among the Lapwings and Black-headed Gulls and nine Common Snipe were enjoying the sun at the reed edges. JMD.
A Little Egret was on the river bank early afternoon but the Lagoons themselves were quiet except for three Common Snipe although duck numbers are starting to build up now. JMD.