This morning two adult and three juvenile Whooper Swans were on the Severn/Trent field, gleaning spilt sweet-corn. There was also a Dunlin and a female Pintail on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning there were five Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin on the Slurry Lagoon. The Cuckoo was calling, eventually from one of the Deep Pit fence posts. A good number of Hirundines and Swifts were feeding over the site, including one or two House Martins. PS.
This afternoon an Arctic Tern was seen briefly, feeding over the Large Gravel Pit. A Dunlin and two Little Ringed Plovers were on the flooded field across the river. RW.
In the evening a male Ring Ouzle was on the Wader Scrape. JMD.
A Bittern flew from the Deep Pit to the slurry Lagoon reed bed at dusk. a Hobby was also around and about 400 Starlings came in to roost in the reed bed. Earlier there had been a Dunlin and a Wheatear. RW.
Early this afternoon a Willow Tit was seen along the Lower Path. On the Slurry Lagoon there was a Dunlin and a Snipe, 83 Teal and 54 Shoveler. A Hobby was seen and 25 Wigeon were on the Large Gravel Pit. RW.
Late this afternoon a Dunlin and a Ringed Plover were on the Slurry Lagoon. JMD.
This afternoon, on the Wader Scrape, there was a Green Sandpiper, a Dunlin, three Little Ringed Plovers and a White Wagtail. A Swallow flew through and several Sand Martins were seen. In the reed bed on the Slurry Lagoon a Sedge Warbler was singing. PS. RW.
This afternoon a Black Swan settled on the Slurry Lagoon. There were also five Ringed Plover, three Dunlin, a Greenshank and thirteen Common Snipe. RW.
A Dunlin was on the Wader Scrape mid afternoon and at least one Little Egret still present. JMD.
A single Dunlin was on our Wader Scrape this evening. Eighteen Common Terns flew in to roost on the Tern Platforms including the only two juveniles to fledge from the Platforms this year. On the Slurry Lagoon at least one Coot chick has hatched from the nest at the back edge of the Lagoon. JMD.