This afternoon a female Redstart was found. Also three male Wheatears were on the ploughed field beyond the Wader Scrape. Forty-two Swallows were over the Large Gravel Pit and a Little Ringed Plover was on the riverside flood. RW.
This evening there was a Grasshopper Warbler reeling by Willow Pond, eleven Wheatears on the ploughed field beyond the Wader Scrape, one Yellow Wagtail, nine Swallows, a Common Tern and two Little Ringed Plovers on the riverside flood. RW.
This afternoon an Arctic Tern was seen briefly, feeding over the Large Gravel Pit. A Dunlin and two Little Ringed Plovers were on the flooded field across the river. RW.
In the evening a male Ring Ouzle was on the Wader Scrape. JMD.
This morning there were about twenty Sand Martins by the railway bridge, which were briefly joined by a lone Swallow. Beside the Slurry Lagoon a Willow Warbler sang briefly and a Little Ringed Plover flew over. There are now at least fifteen Chiffchaffs singing around the site. PS. SC.
This morning a male Marsh Harrier flew through to the north. In the evening a Little Ringed Plover displayed over the Slurry Lagoon, dry end. PS.
Late this morning a Red Kite flew over the Slurry Lagoon. There was a Cuckoo on the posts around the Deep Pit and two or three Swifts were seen in the afternoon and a Little Ringed Plover was on the Wader Scrape. PS.
This morning a lot of migrants were about and a Pied Flycatcher was found in the Boundary hedge. It later moved along the hedge to Willow Pond. There were also two Little Ringed Plovers on the Wader Scrape, two Common Terns in the Deep Pit, a Common Sandpiper on the river bank, two Yellow Wagtails on the Causeway and there were lots more warblers about including Willow, Sedge and Garden Warblers and Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. There were a few Swallows and Sand Martins and one House Martin. Also seen were a Jay and a singing Treecreeper. PS.
On the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon this afternoon there were two very tired looking Little Ringed Plovers. One or two Swallows were about as well as three Sand Martins and there were six Little Egrets on the Wader Scrape. PS.
This afternoon a Red Kite called as it flew over the site. The Little Ringed Plover pairs have both got two chicks, one pair of chicks is already almost full grown. There are several tern chicks on the platforms and the Great Crested Grebes on the Slurry Lagoon have a chick. PS.
This morning the site hosted a walk for the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers Club. There were up to three Cuckoos heard and one was seen flying and perching to call, along the Boundary Hedge. A Hobby flew low over the Slurry Lagoon towards the river and the Little Ringed Plovers were on the Wader Scrape. Plenty of warblers were singing and some of the Southern Marsh orchids were in flower. About 100 Swifts were hawking insects over the site for the whole morning. PS.