During the ‘Insect Safari’ this morning, two Green Sandpiper, a Jack Snipe and a Cuckoo were seen. On the Causeway two Musk Beetles were found. PS.
This afternoon a Jack Snipe and 15 Common Snipe were on the Slurry Lagoon and a Green Sandpiper was on the flooded field across the river. RW.
This morning, during the Patchwatch, a light passage of migrant birds was observed. Species seen included Skylark (with one Woodlark amongst them), Redwing, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, Stonechat, Brambling and Siskin. On the Slurry Lagoon Wigeon, Pintail, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, Snipe and eight Bearded Tits were seen, a Nuthatch was seen in the corner of the Deep Pit and two Peregrines were on the pylon. Towards dusk a Barn Owl was seen. In total over seventy species were seen. PS.
This afternoon the Slurry Lagoon held a Bittern, seven Bearded Tits, five Water Rail, one Jack Snipe, nine Common Snipe, fourteen Lapwings and around 250 Starlings. RW.
This morning the Jack Snipe was bobbing in its usual spot on the Wader Scrape. There were six Chiffchaffs, four of them singing, seven singing Cetti’s Warblers and five Water Rail were also heard. A Weasel was seen at the bottom of the bank in front of the Wader Scrape, climbing in the hedge as well as running up and down. On the Ouse Dyke a mixed flock of songbirds was mobbing a roosting Tawny Owl. PS.
This morning a Chiffchaff was singing from the power line along the Lower Path. The Jack Snipe was in his usual position, still bobbing. SC.
The Jack Snipe was back in its usual spot on the Wader Scrape this morning. Also seen was a male Stonechat and three Buzzards. Four Cetti’s Warblers were heard singing. SC.
This morning the Green Sandpiper was in the Ouse Dyke, quite close to the footbridge, and the Jack Snipe was in its usual spot on the Wader Scrape. SC.
This morning the Green Sandpiper was seen again in the Ouse Dyke, along with a Grey Wagtail. The Jack Snipe was bobbing in its usual place on the Wader Scrape. SC.
This morning the Jack Snipe was found again on the Wader Scrape. The male and female Stonechats were in front of the substation and a Goosander flew over the Deep Pit. On the Slurry Lagoon there was a large gull that looked very like a Yellow-legged Gull, but it decided to fly away before it could be conclusively identified. PS.