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.
Two Green Sandpipers were on the Wader Scrape this afternoon. JMD.
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 a Cuckoo called from the Ash trees along the railway embankment. Two Shelduck were across the river on the flooded field and two Oystercatchers and four Lapwings were on the Wader Scrape. On the Deep Pit bank, opposite the junction box, up to five Green Hairstreaks were flying and by the Gravel Pits a teneral male Hairy Dragonfly was found. PS.
A male Stonechat was seen on the Wader Scrape early this afternoon. RW.