Tag Archives: Common Snipe

Reed Warbler – 7th October

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.

Ruff – 4th October

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.