This morning a Hobby was seen flying along the river. A flock of five Oystercatchers flew up-river and two Swifts flew over the Deep Pit. PS.
This morning the Wood Sandpiper was still present on the pools on the ‘Ecopark’. It was briefly joined by a Whimbrel, two Little Ringed Plovers and a male Yellow Wagtail. Today was Patchwatch Day and a total of 74 species of bird were seen, including ten warbler species with Grasshopper Warbler, Swift, House Martin and Cuckoo. PS.
In the evening a Little Gull briefly dropped into the Deep Pit. JDn.
This morning a Cuckoo called briefly beside the Slurry Lagoon as a solitary Swift flew over. During the Warbler Walk, eight warbler species were heard and six Hobbies were seen hawking insects over the Large Gravel Pit. Around seven Hairy Dragonflies were seen, including two females egg-laying, one on the Slurry Lagoon and one on the Small Gravel Pit. Two female Green Hairstreaks were seen, also egg-laying. An Oystercatcher was on the Wader Scrape and a Little Ringed Plover was on the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning there were two Oystercatchers on the Wader Scrape and some Swifts were over the Large Gravel Pit. On the flooded field across the river there was one Little Ringed Plover. SC/PG.
This morning about sixty Swifts were feeding over one corner of the Slurry Lagoon and three Curlews flew over to the north, calling. The female Pintail was still present on the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning there was an Arctic Tern which flew around the Slurry Lagoon and Deep Pit before leaving, going north-east. On the river there was a Common Sandpiper and a large group of Swallows and Swifts paused to forage over the Slurry Lagoon before continuing passage north and a Cuckoo was heard briefly. PS.
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.
Two Swifts were seen over the Deep Pit this afternoon. SC.
Early this afternoon there were two Whinchats at the back of the Wader Scrape. In the field beyond were three Yellow Wagtails and a Wheatear. RW.
Later on the Whinchats and Wheatear were still present. Along the Deep Pit bank under the pylons two Garden Warblers were singing and by the railway bridge ten Swifts were hawking insects. At the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon there was a female Redstart. PS.
This morning there was a report of a Whinchat on the Deep Pit fence posts below the power lines. Two Grasshopper Warblers were reeling, one by the Hump and the other by Willow Pond. Some Swifts were passing through with some House Martins and a Shelduck flew through upriver. PS.