This morning, along the Lower Path, a Spotted Flycatcher was seen amongst a flock of tits and warblers. Further along the path two more Spotted Flycatchers were catching flies from the overhead wires. Also seen were a Hobby, Jay, Whitethroat and Blackcap. PS.
This morning the hepatic female Cuckoo was seen on the Slurry Lagoon. A Hobby was joined by a Red Kite as they both hawked for damselflies above the Pylon Path. All ten warbler species were heard singing, ( Cetti’s, Willow, Reed, Sedge, Garden, Grasshopper, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff.) some in good numbers. Later two Hobbies were hawking damselflies over the Slurry Lagoon and a Water Rail was heard chipping from the reed bed. The damselflies included Red-eyed, Common Blue and Blue-tailed plus a Four-spotted Chaser was seen. PS.
At least three Reed Warblers were singing in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed. Also there were Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. A Redshank was heard calling around the Large Gravel Pit. IEP.
This morning a pair of Treecreepers was seen in the willows near the footbridge. Also seen was a Whitethroat and a Green Woodpecker. RJP.
In the afternoon there was a Yellow Wagtail and two Green Sandpipers on the Eco-park. JDn.
There was also a report of two Little Gulls and a Marsh Harrier flying through during the day. DM.
This morning there was a Whitethroat near the Large Gravel Pit as well as plenty of singing Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. A Green Sandpiper flew over the Slurry Lagoon and was later seen again on the Eco-park, along with three Little Ringed Plovers. IP.
This morning two Cuckoos were calling from opposite sides of the Slurry Lagoon. There were seventeen singing Chiffchaffs, ten singing Willow Warblers, fourteen singing Blackcaps, four singing Garden Warblers, seven singing Lesser Whitethroats, twelve singing Whitethroats, thirteen singing Sedge Warblers and ten singing Reed Warblers. PS.
This morning at Netherfield there were seven singing Willow Warblers, three singing Whitethroats, four singing Sedge Warblers and two singing Reed Warblers. A Raven was seen being mobbed by two Carrion Crows close to the railway bridge. PS.
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.