Monday 22nd August 2016

Purton     23 SHAGS flew into Glos from the S early afternoon, lingered on the water for a while, before all flying off high N. Highest count for Glos and South Glos. Also a Hobby over late afternoon, a Ruff and a Reeve and two Ringed Plovers S past Tites Point. (Paul Taylor).

Berkeley shore     Eight Yellow Wagtails amongst cattle just S of Severn House Farm, also a Wheatear and c20 Sand Martins this evening. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult GANNET in close to Mid Point at 10:40am and a STORM PETREL over on the Awre side of the river at 11:25am. (Geoff Moyser). Probably the same petrel seen at 10:35ff of Sharpness Coastguards. (Jake King). A juvenile BLACK TERN still on South Lake today. (Martin McGill).

Frampton pools      Two BLACK TERNS on the Sailing Lake, an Arctic Tern on Court Lake and 6+ Common Terns this morning. (Nick Goatman). Also two Crossbills over. (Gordon Hodgson).

Gloucester     A male Redstart in the garden in Hamer Street, Wotton at 6pm. (Julia Adamson).

Nailsworth     This afternoon 14+ Swifts, 580+ House Martins, a Sand Martin and 20+ Swallows flying S. (Terry Grant).

Awre    13 Canada Geese, 40 Shelducks, a Great Heron, two Little Egrets, a Mallard, 70 Curlews, three Common Sandpipers, a Skylark, three Yellow Wagtails, a Wheatear and a Willow Warbler giving a burst of song. (Mike Smart).

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