This afternoon, during the Bird Walk, a Great White Egret flew onto the Slurry Lagoon. Unfortunately a Grey Heron took exception and saw it off. Also seen was a pair of Egyptian Geese and there was a good variety of gulls and ducks on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning the Bittern was seen flying over the Causeway from the Slurry Lagoon to the Deep Pit. A Great White Egret was seen near Stoke Lock and the Pintail was still on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
The Great White Egret was present again this afternoon but later flew off towards the west. The Garganey is still present on the Slurry Lagoon. JDn.
This morning a Great White Egret flew onto the Slurry Lagoon and spent most of the morning fishing along the edges of the reeds. The Garganey was still present in the back, right-hand corner of the lagoon. PS.
A Great White Egret was on the Slurry Lagoon this afternoon, plus four Common Snipe and a Green Sandpiper. A Dunlin and a Greenshank were on the riverside flash. RW.
This morning a flock of about 140 House Martins, 40 Swallows and one or two Sand Martins were on the wires by the railway bridge. Also there were two juvenile Pied Wagtails and a juvenile Yellow Wagtail. Along the Lower Path in a walnut tree near the signal box were two Spotted Flycatchers with Blackcaps, Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat. PS.
There was also a report of a Great White Egret circling the site late morning. NH.
This morning a Great White Egret flew over the site to the south and later returned. The Barnacle Goose was on the Large Gravel Pit. PS.
This morning the Great White Egret was still on the Slurry Lagoon, and two Egyptian Geese were amongst the vast flock of Greylags and Canadas. A Peregrine flew in from the south over the Deep Pit and was set upon by two more Peregrines in a spectacular aerial battle. All three birds eventually disappearing towards the north-east. PS.
The Great White Egret was again on the Slurry Lagoon this afternoon. Also there were over forty Shoveler. RW.
The Great White Egret was still on the Slurry Lagoon this morning. A light passage of Swallows was noticed and some Sand Martins were near the railway bridge. These were attacked by a Hobby, which appeared to have caught something. Later the same or another Hobby was seen, again attacking the Sand Martins, over the Deep Pit. PS.