Tag Archives: Slurry Lagon

Lesser Whitethroat – 19th April

This morning more warblers had arrived on site and a Lesser Whitethroat was singing in bushes on the south side of the Slurry Lagoon dry end and two Whitethroats were also singing, near the river and Wader Scrape. There was also a mixed flock of hirundines over the Deep Pit and railway bridge. Five Shelduck were on the Slurry Lagoon early on before flying off NE but were later replaced with two more. A Wheatear was on the Wader Scrape with two Oystercatchers.  PS.

White-fronted Goose – 15th November

This evening, as the Grey-lag and Canada Geese flew in to roost on the Slurry Lagoon, a softer, more musical note was heard amongst the other, more raucous calls. Five, smaller geese came in and landed. In the poor light the white blaze of a White-fronted Goose could be seen on one of them, but not the others, and they are probably one adult and four juveniles. Several hundred more Grey-lag and Canada Geese came in but the White-fronts kept slightly apart, and then the calls of two more were heard as they joined the other five. Unfortunately it was too dark by this time to see if they were adult or juvenile. Also present were a Little Egret, a Shelduck, two Yellow-legged Gulls and several Water Rails. PS, RW, TK.