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.
During this morning’s Bird Count, a lone Arctic Tern flew through and a Little Gull flew through with a Black-headed Gull flock. A Whitethroat was singing near the river and 33 Blackcaps, 19 Chiffchaffs, 16 Willow Warblers and 2 Sedge Warblers were heard singing. PS.
This morning a Bittern was seen flying from the Slurry Lagoon reed bed towards the south. Also there were two Grasshopper Warblers and several Whitethroats. Butterflies were about as well with Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Comma and good numbers of Peacocks, Tortoiseshells and Brimstones. PS.
This morning a Peregrine, two Common Terns and two Redpolls were seen over the Slurry Lagoon. A Grasshopper Warbler and two Whitethroats were by the Gravel Pits and four Lesser Whitethroats were heard around the site. PS.
This morning two Reed Warblers were singing in the north-east corner of the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. There was still only one Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat, but a few more Swallows are in. PS.
This morning three Willow Warblers, a Whitethroat and two Sedge Warblers were singing as well as plenty of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs and a Lesser Whitethroat was singing as it passed through. At least four Water Rails were calling from the Slurry Lagoon reedbed and two Oystercatchers flew noisily over. Butterflies seen included Brimstone, Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Peacock, Comma and Speckled Wood. PS.
This morning a Sedge Warbler was singing. Also a Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Swallow were seen. RW.
This evening a Blackcap was singing from the ash trees on the north bank of the Slurry Lagoon. PS.
Late report :- This morning a Common Whitethroat and a Swallow were seen. Later a Little Ringed Plover circled the site. In the evening a Pipistrelle was seen. RW.
This morning, during the bird count, two Red-crested Pochard were seen on the Slurry Lagoon. Large mixed flocks of warblers were foraging around the site, mainly Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps but Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler and a Garden Warbler were also seen. Several family groups of Swallows were also going through during the morning. PS.
This morning, on the Causeway, a male Redstart was seen, first on the bench and then it flew into the Deep Pit and foraged along the bank. There was a Reed Warbler singing in the reeds at the north-west end of the Deep Pit. There are still some Wheatears on the field beyond the Wader Scrape and more Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers are in. A Yellow Wagtail flew along the Causeway and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the north-west corner of the Large Gravel Pit. PS.