This morning a pair of Water Rail were seen on the Slurry Lagoon, with a chick. The Cuckoo was singing from the Slurry Lagoon and Large Gravel Pit all morning. Up to six Swifts were foraging over the north end of the Deep Pit and Slurry Lagoon, with sometimes a small flock of House Martins. RJP.
A Hobby was seen over the Slurry Lagoon and 3 LRPs a Greenshank and 2 Wood Sandpipers were on the Ecopark along with 2 Yellow Wagtails. IEP.
This morning a Little Ringed Plover was calling on the Ecopark. There was an Arctic Tern along the river and Deep Pit. A Green Sandpiper was over the river in the field with 2 Shelducks. A House Martin was over the Deep Pit and a Kingfisher was on the river near the bridge with a Grey Wagtail. A couple of Lesser Whitethroat were singing on site and a Cuckoo was in the Haven/Large Gravel Pit area. IEP.
In the afternoon thirteen Arctic Terns went through and there were also four or more Common Terns on the site. Also present were one Grasshopper Warbler, one Swift, sixty plus Swallows and six or more House Martins and a Red Kite. A Great White Egret flew over in the evening. RW.
This morning a flock of about 20 House Martins and 10 Sand Martins was seen above the Causeway, which also included one Swift. A Lesser Whitethroat was seen along the Causeway. On the river, near the confluence with the Poulser Brook, a Common Sandpiper was seen and a Raven flew over. PS
This morning there was at least one Cuckoo calling across the Slurry Lagoon. Later a Ruddy Shelduck and two Egyptian Geese flew across the Large Gravel Pit. Up to twelve Swifts were foraging over the Slurry Lagoon with two House Martins. PS.
This morning a flock of about twenty-five Swifts was feeding over the Slurry Lagoon. Over the Deep Pit there were about twenty Sand Martins, twenty-eight Swallows and four House Martins. There are now ten singing Garden Warblers. PS.
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.