This morning there were five Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin on the Slurry Lagoon. The Cuckoo was calling, eventually from one of the Deep Pit fence posts. A good number of Hirundines and Swifts were feeding over the site, including one or two House Martins. PS.
So far today, 71 species have been recorded at Netherfield, including Redshank, Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover as well as Cuckoo, Peregrine, Grey Partridge and ten species of warbler. PS.
Late this afternoon a Dunlin and a Ringed Plover were on the Slurry Lagoon. JMD.
On the Wader Scrape this afternoon there were two Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover and two White Wagtails. PS.
This afternoon a Black Swan settled on the Slurry Lagoon. There were also five Ringed Plover, three Dunlin, a Greenshank and thirteen Common Snipe. RW.
This afternoon there were three Swallows, a Sand Martin, four Little Ringed Plovers and a Ringed Plover on the Wader Scrape. In the late afternoon a Marsh Harrier flew over the railway land, pursued by crows. JC.
This morning a Crossbill was heard calling as it flew over the site towards the north-east. There were two Ringed Plover and two Little Ringed Plover on the Wader Scrape and several species of hoverfly were seen along the lower path including Volucella bombylans, Volucella pellucens and the first sighting of Chrysotoxum verralli. PS.
There has been a little wader passage this weekend, with 9 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover and one Turnstone still on the Wader Scrape and 2 Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank on the river. Later a Hobby was taken into care after apparently colliding with a fence. PS.
In the early afternoon two Ringed Plovers and a Turnstone were seen on the Wader Scrape. RW.
This afternoon two Dunlin, two Little Ringed Plover, one Ringed Plover and a Common Snipe were all feeding along the Slurry Lagoon waterline while a Common Buzzard circled lazily on the thermals. JMD.
Later they were joined by a Little Egret and two more Dunlin. PS.