This morning a Barn Owl was seen hunting along the Boundary Hedge. Two Egyptian Geese flew over to the flooded field across the river. The seed crop on the Wader Scrape had good numbers of Reed Buntings and Linnets feeding in it, a Brambling was heard near the bird table and a Chiffchaff was seen along the Ouse Dyke. PS.
Very quiet at the lagoons today. There were two Shelduck on the Slurry Lagoon, a male Goldeneye in the Deep Pit and the usual Linnets and Greenfinches coming in to roost. PS.
A Little Egret was standing on the edge of the ex Fat Hen Field this afternoon and three Shelduck were on the Slurry Lagoon. The number of Linnets roosting in the Deep Pit has risen to 72. JMD.
A male Cetti’s Warbler was heard this afternoon, singing from the reed bed in the Slurry Lagoon. Also a flock of about 60 Linnets came in to roost in the bushes in the Deep Pit. PS
This morning a Redshank was seen on the river bank and four Tree Sparrows with Linnets and Reed Buntings, on the north east bank of the Deep Water Pit. PS
In the afternoon a Cetti’s Warbler was heard calling in the Deep Pit and later a Bittern came in to roost in its usual spot.