This evening there were seven Wheatears in the ploughed field by the sub-station. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling half way along the Causeway and a Green Sandpiper was on the flash across the river. JMD.
This morning there were two Grasshopper Warblers near the Large Gravel Pit. Two Garden Warblers were singing, the best one near the railway end of the Causeway. A pair of Shelduck spent some time on the Slurry Lagoon and two House Martins were seen near the Railway Bridge. PS.
This morning a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling beside the Large Gravel Pit. Three Common Terns were over the Deep Pit and a Peregrine and a Shelduck flew through. PS.
This morning a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling from shrubs beside the Large Gravel Pit. Two Oystercatchers flew over. SC.
This morning, during the Warbler Walk, an Osprey was seen low over the Slurry Lagoon and gravel pits. Nine species of warbler were listened to but there was no sign of the Grasshopper Warblers, and a Cuckoo was heard. PS.
This morning, during the bird count, a Red Kite was seen. There was also a Jay and two Cuckoos. Eleven Garden Warblers and three Grasshopper Warblers were also heard. PS.
This morning there was a report of a Whinchat on the Deep Pit fence posts below the power lines. Two Grasshopper Warblers were reeling, one by the Hump and the other by Willow Pond. Some Swifts were passing through with some House Martins and a Shelduck flew through upriver. PS.
This morning there were at least twelve Swifts over the reserve. Two Grasshopper Warblers were singing, near the railway bridge and near the Small Gravel Pit, and lots more warblers were singing. SC.
This morning a male Marsh Harrier was seen hunting over the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, but was later seen off by three Carrion Crows. A Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling close to the railway bridge. PS.
This morning, on the Causeway, a male Redstart was seen, first on the bench and then it flew into the Deep Pit and foraged along the bank. There was a Reed Warbler singing in the reeds at the north-west end of the Deep Pit. There are still some Wheatears on the field beyond the Wader Scrape and more Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers are in. A Yellow Wagtail flew along the Causeway and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the north-west corner of the Large Gravel Pit. PS.