This morning, during the bird walk, 22 Wigeon were on the Slurry Lagoon with 34 Shoveler and a Raven was heard calling from a pylon. PS
In the early afternoon a female Marsh Harrier was seen rising from the reed-bed on the Slurry Lagoon, headed south. DB/KB.
This morning, during the Birdcount, two Yellow Wagtails and good numbers of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps were recorded. A Sedge Warbler and a Reed Warbler were in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed and a Hobby was hawking dragonflies over the Deep Pit. PS.
A Great White Egret was on the Slurry Lagoon this afternoon, plus four Common Snipe and a Green Sandpiper. A Dunlin and a Greenshank were on the riverside flash. RW.
This morning a Marsh Harrier was seen over the Slurry Lagoon. MG
This morning there were two Green Sandpipers on the scrape on the Ecopark, with a Little Ringed Plover and a Lapwing. A buck Roe Deer also put in an appearance. On the Slurry Lagoon the air was filled with about 120 Sand Martins, 60 Swifts and one or two House Martins. PS.
Today a female Redstart was seen on the fence posts along the Pylon Path. There was also a pair of Shelduck on the Slurry Lagoon. Paul.
This morning a Roe Deer was seen on the Causeway. Two Common Sandpipers were along the river near the Poulser Brook. A migrant flock of about 100 Swallows and House Martins were feeding over the Slurry Lagoon and three Buzzards flew through to the north. PS.
This morning a Sandwich Tern flew down-river, past the Deep Pit, where three Common Terns were displaying. A Kingfisher was on the river and a Treecreeper was seen hopping about on the path, picking up food items. The Grasshopper Warbler was reeling on the Deep Pit bank, overlooking the river and a Bittern was seen, flying between reed beds on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning two Reed Warblers were singing from the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, two Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat were also singing. A Common Tern was flying around the tern platforms but left after a short while. On the Causeway a female Redstart was seen catching insects from the fencing and, near the Slurry Lagoon dry end, a male Redstart was also seen. PS.