The 2009 Ring Ouzel
A male Ring Ouzel dropping in then taking an age to relocate, finally being found around Godwit Corner was certainly the highlight of an eventful couple of hours. Its only the second recorded on site the other being a bird around the same time in 2009. A male Northern Wheatear could be found in the same area.
Elswhere, the Wagtail flock has returned and continues to flourish along the north shore scrub. Around fifty Pied Wagtails alongside at least two, possibly more, White Wagtails and around a dozen Yellow Wagtails.
Along the river a single Common Tern fished whilst a Kingfisher was seen at far western end of site.
In the skies it was Swallows and Buzzards whilst out round the water, Little Ringed Plovers everywhere, even along the bunds at the back of the new workings, Oystercatchers, Redshanks and singles of Common Sandpiper and Snipe.
And in the early evening sun even an odd Speckled Wood butterfly or two to boot.