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Marsh Harrier – 27th August

This morning there was a Greenshank on the Ecopark, and a Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon, with four Wigeon. In the afternoon, a Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels and a Peregrine were seen. Also two Dunlin flew over the site. A Water Shrew was seen in the Ouse Dyke. IEP.

Greenshank – 25th July

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.

Great White Egret – 13th May

This evening a Great White Egret flew over the Ecopark. Also there were a Greenshank, two Shoveler, a Yellow Wagtail dropped in briefly and two Lapwings on the ploughed field past the footbridge. Also on site were a Cuckoo and a Green Woodpecker. There was a report of a Turnstone present earlier. IEP.

Black-tailed Godwit – 20th September

This morning there was a female Wheatear on the fence beside the Deep Pit and a Black-tailed Godwit was on the Slurry Lagoon, until two hot-air balloons flushed everything off. There was a light passage of Swallows, some Meadow Pipits and Siskins with one or two Skylarks.  PS.

In the afternoon a Greenshank stopped briefly and a Hobby was seen hawking dragonflies.  RW.

Whinchat – 31st August

This morning there was a Spotted Flycatcher in the willows at the river end of the Boundary Hedge. A Greenshank flew over the Slurry Lagoon but did not stay. In the afternoon three Whinchats spent  some time feeding along the Ouse Dyke bank at the back of the Wader Scrape and the Lancaster Bomber visiting the  Gedling Show flushed two Snipe from the Slurry Lagoon as it flew over the site. PS.