This afternoon two lovely summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwits were on the Slurry Lagoon and one Little Egret was on the Wader Scrape. JMD.
This afternoon there were two Spotted Flycatchers seen along the Ouse Dyke. One of them caught a Speckled Wood. A Wheatear was seen still on the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon and the two Pintail and a Yellow-legged Gull were on the wet end.
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.
A single Black-tailed Godwit was feeding avidly on the Slurry late afternoon also present was one Little Ringed Plover. JMD
A single Dunlin was feeding along the Slurry shoreline this afternoon and two Little Ringed Plovers were again on the Slurry. The Terns appear to have abandoned the Tern Platforms now their young have fledged and the Cormorants have been quick to take them over. JMD.
A single Dunlin was feeding along the Slurry edge this evening while behind him two Yellow Wagtails were weaving in and out of the reeds. The Cetti’s was calling well and a Cuckoo managed to cling on to a branch of a tree in the Deep Pit and sing at the same time and again Swifts were zooming around coming very low over the Site. JMD.
This evening four Ringed Plover were feeding along the Slurry water’s edge while on the Causeway there were two Yellow Wagtails and Swifts were flying low around the Site acting more like Swallows. JMD.
Three beautiful summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwits were on the Slurry this afternoon feeding among the Black-headed Gulls and at the back of the Slurry right on the reed bed edge was a Common Sandpiper. JMD. PS.
A Cetti’s Warbler was singing quite strongly in the Deep Pit this morning. The Slurry is still frozen solid but both the Large Gravel Pit and the Deep Pit have small areas of open water in which all the birds are gathering. A few Redwing and Fieldfare in the the hawthorn bushes but not the large flocks of the past few days. JMD.
It was beautiful at the Lagoons today. The Slurry is completely frozen and the Large Gravel Pit it partially frozen so the birds are more concentrated. The cold weather has pushed in large numbers of winter thrushes particularly Redwing and Fieldfare attracted by the abundance of hawthorn berries and in S.T. fields a flock of approximately 130 Golden Plover was resting. JMD.