This morning the Little Ringed Plover was on the Severn/Trent field, close to the Ecopark. A female Marsh Harrier was hunting over the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed until it drifted off to the south-west. A Snipe was on the Wader Scrape and a Willow Warbler was singing near the Reed-bed Walk. Briefly two Sand Martins were hawking insects over the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
This morning a Curlew flew over the site, calling twice. It circled the Wader Scrape before continuing north. The drake Pintail was still on the Slurry Lagoon and an Oystercatcher was across the river on the flash. PS.
This morning a Water Rail was showing well at the edge of the large pool on the Wader Scrape. A Raven was posing at the top of a pylon and two flocks of 200 and 25 Lapwings flew through high and to the south. PS.
This morning a pair of Stonechats were on the Ecopark. The Slurry Lagoon had masses of ducks, coots and gulls on it, including over 250 Wigeon. PG.
In the afternoon there were two Caspian Gulls and five Yellow-legged Gulls in the Deep Pit area. A Great White Egret was on the Wader Scrape, a Pintail on the Ecopark and two Bramblings on the Severn/Trent field. MC.
This morning a Brambling flew over the Wader Scrape. Later two Lesser Redpolls were also seen. PS.
This morning a juvenile Arctic Tern was seen on the Slurry Lagoon before flying off in the direction of Holme Pierrepont. A Jay was seen flying along the hedge by the Wader Scrape and several Redpolls were seen flying between the Slurry Lagoon Birches. PS
This morning a Ruddy Shelduck accompanied three Egyptian Geese as they flew over the site. The Jack Snipe was still on the Wader Scrape. PS.
This morning a Barn Owl was seen hunting along the Boundary Hedge. Two Egyptian Geese flew over to the flooded field across the river. The seed crop on the Wader Scrape had good numbers of Reed Buntings and Linnets feeding in it, a Brambling was heard near the bird table and a Chiffchaff was seen along the Ouse Dyke. PS.
This morning there were ten species of warbler, singing on the reserve. Two Grasshopper Warblers were reeling near the northern pylon. A Wood Sandpiper was on the flashes beside the Ouse Dyke and a Pied Flycatcher was reported near the Wader Scrape bench. PS.
This afternoon a male Stonechat was reported on the Wader Scrape. JMD.