This morning a Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling on the northern bank of the Slurry Lagoon, by the Ouse Dyke. The Water Rail was again seen fluttering across in front of the Causeway bench. PS.
This morning a Greenshank flew around the Slurry Lagoon, nearly landing in front of the bench but then thinking better of it. A second bird could be heard calling from the Eco-park. The Water Rail fluttered across in front of the bench again and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling at the bottom of the Slurry Lagoon bank, by the Ouse Dyke. PS.
There were at least fifty Swifts over the Slurry Lagoon later on, several juvenile Sedge Warblers were seen in the reed-bed and an Oystercatcher flew along the river. RJP.
This morning, during the Monthly Bird Count, a Peregrine was seen on the New Pylon and two Grasshopper Warblers were heard reeling beside the gravel pits. A Yellow Wagtail was seen on the Eco-park. PS.
This morning there was a Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the corner of the Wader Scrape. A female Peregrine was on the pylon and a Six-belted Clearwing was seen on the Causeway. PS.
A Little Ringed Plover and two Yellow Wagtails were seen on the Eco-park. IEP.
At about 16.30 the Bittern was seen crossing the Slurry Lagoon and dropping into a reed bed. JDn
This morning a Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling around the northern end of the Large Gravel Pit. A Lesser Whitethroat was also heard close to the Willow Walk and there are more tern chicks visible on the tern rafts.
A male House Sparrow was seen this morning on the Lower Path, close to the river. This is a very rare sighting now at the lagoons. Also heard or seen were a Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker and Grasshopper Warbler along with four Brimstones, five Green Hairstreaks, ten Common Blues, four male Orange-tips, two Green-veined Whites, a Peacock, a Large White and a Latticed Heath. SC/PG.
Also seen this morning were three Hobbies, two Buzzards and a mass of gulls and terns catching flying ants. PS.
This morning the hepatic female Cuckoo was seen on the Slurry Lagoon. A Hobby was joined by a Red Kite as they both hawked for damselflies above the Pylon Path. All ten warbler species were heard singing, ( Cetti’s, Willow, Reed, Sedge, Garden, Grasshopper, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff.) some in good numbers. Later two Hobbies were hawking damselflies over the Slurry Lagoon and a Water Rail was heard chipping from the reed bed. The damselflies included Red-eyed, Common Blue and Blue-tailed plus a Four-spotted Chaser was seen. PS.
This morning there were two Ruddy Shelduck on the Eco-park. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling in the Haven and a Hobby was seen over the Slurry Lagoon. IEP.
This morning a rufous female Cuckoo was seen over the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed and the Grasshopper Warbler was reeling below the Deep Pit north bench. IEP.
This morning the warblers were all singing well at the lagoons – apart from the Grasshopper Warbler – . There were two Lesser Whitethroats singing and a Hobby was seen hawking St. Mark’s Flies over the Slurry Lagoon. A Cuckoo was calling from the large willow beside the Large Gravel Pit. PS.