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 a Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling around the northern end of the Large Gravel Pit. A Lesser Whitethroat was also heard close to the Willow Walk and there are more tern chicks visible on the tern rafts.
A Bittern was reported to have dropped into the reed bed in the Deep Pit. The Treecreepers by the footbridge have fledged at least one chick which was seen this morning and two Lesser Whitethroats were heard singing. DM.
This morning the hepatic female Cuckoo was seen on the Slurry Lagoon. A Hobby was joined by a Red Kite as they both hawked for damselflies above the Pylon Path. All ten warbler species were heard singing, ( Cetti’s, Willow, Reed, Sedge, Garden, Grasshopper, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff.) some in good numbers. Later two Hobbies were hawking damselflies over the Slurry Lagoon and a Water Rail was heard chipping from the reed bed. The damselflies included Red-eyed, Common Blue and Blue-tailed plus a Four-spotted Chaser was seen. PS.
This morning the warblers were all singing well at the lagoons – apart from the Grasshopper Warbler – . There were two Lesser Whitethroats singing and a Hobby was seen hawking St. Mark’s Flies over the Slurry Lagoon. A Cuckoo was calling from the large willow beside the Large Gravel Pit. PS.
This morning there were three Lapwings, four Common Terns and a Ruddy Shelduck (flew over) on the Ecopark. A Treecreeper was by the bridge from the Ouse Dyke, and there were two Cuckoo’s on site, one around the Large Gravel pit, one perched in a birch in the Slurry Lagoon reeds. Also there was a Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler amongst the warblers. IEP.
This morning there was a Dunlin and a Shelduck on the Ecopark. A Lesser Whitethroat and two Garden Warblers were singing on the reserve. PR.
There was a Green Sandpiper and two Little Ringed Plovers on the Ecopark. A Grasshopper Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat were near the corner of the Deep Pit, beside the Large Gravel Pit. IEP.
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 two Cuckoos were calling from opposite sides of the Slurry Lagoon. There were seventeen singing Chiffchaffs, ten singing Willow Warblers, fourteen singing Blackcaps, four singing Garden Warblers, seven singing Lesser Whitethroats, twelve singing Whitethroats, thirteen singing Sedge Warblers and ten singing Reed Warblers. PS.