Three Caspian Gulls [adult, 2nd-winter and 1st-winter on roof at Enva Recycling Centre, 15:45]; also two Yellow-legged Gulls [adult and 1st-winter], 2 Hobbies, Peregrine, 2 Ravens, Grass Snake, 6 Willow Emerald Damselflies.
This morning there were two Snipe at the front of the reeds on the Slurry Lagoon. Three Reed Warblers were foraging near the bench and a Hobby did a couple of circuits of the lagoon in pursuit of dragonflies. There were still lots of Chiffchaffs and some Blackcaps about, and a Grey Wagtail was on the river. PS.
This morning, along the Lower Path, a Spotted Flycatcher was seen amongst a flock of tits and warblers. Further along the path two more Spotted Flycatchers were catching flies from the overhead wires. Also seen were a Hobby, Jay, Whitethroat and Blackcap. PS.
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.
This morning two Ravens were flying over by the new pylon area and a Hobby flew high over the site heading south. There were fifteen Little Grebes on the Slurry Lagoon. IEP, PS.
This morning six House Martins were feeding over the Slurry Lagoon, when a Hobby alarmed them as it flew through and over to the Large Gravel Pit. A Weasel was seen crossing the Causeway Path. PS/AAS.
This morning a Hobby was seen being mobbed by a Carrion Crow, over the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. There were two Lesser Whitethroats singing and Meadow Browns and Ringlets were flying. Also seen were Emperor Dragonflies and Black-tailed Skimmers, several Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals and a Brimstone. PS.
In the evening a Green Sandpiper was seen on the Eco-park. JMD.
This morning there was a report of Avocets on the Eco-park pools. Two Hobbies were seen hawking insects over the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning there was one Hobby seen over the Slurry Lagoon. 18 Blackcaps and 16 Garden Warblers were singing, 14 Reed Warblers and 12 Sedge Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs and 9 Willow Warblers, 12 Whitethroats and 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Cetti’s Warblers and 1 Grasshopper Warbler. PS
In the afternoon 6 Hobbies joined Black-headed Gulls hawking insects over the Slurry Lagoon and Deep Pit. IEP.
On the butterfly count, 9 Green Hairstreaks were seen and 26 Common Blues, plus a Small Copper and a Brown Argus. SC/PG
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.