At the end of the Dragonfly Walk the group were passing the Deep Pit when a Little Gull was seen picking insects from the water’s surface as it flew. It was flying with Common Terns but soon decided to fly higher in search of insect prey. For a while it was hawking insects above the site but then drifted away towards the east. There were three Little Egrets on the Wader Scrape, they flew across to the National Grid site but then returned to the Wader Scrape. On the Dragonfly Walk, eight species of Dragonfly and Damselfly were seen, including an Emerald Damselfly and both Red-eyed and Small Red-eyed Damselfly. PS.
A Roesel’s Bush Cricket was found today, also a Small Red-eyed Damselfly and Emerald Damselfly on the Small Gravel Pit. On the Slurry Lagoon was one Greenshank and two Green Sandpipers and a Peregrine was also seen. RW.