Tuesday 23rd August 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile BLACK TERN still on South Lake today. Also a Whimbrel today. (Roberta Goodall).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Eight Mute Swans, 119 Greylags, 109 Canada Geese, two Barnacle Geese, c60 Mallards, seven Little Egrets, two Grey Herons and 47 Lapwings, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, four Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, c50 Swallows SW, nine Long-tailed Tits, four Chiffchaffs, a female Whinchat and a female Wheatear today. (Les Brown).

Eastington/Whitminster     Along canal just before Eastington roundabout a Kingfisher and two adult Mute Swans with three young and a Grey Wagtail. In a field along the disused canal behind Fromebridge Mill two Curlews and a juvenile Bullfinch. (Marie-Claire Chapman).

Frampton     On Court Lake 4-5 Common Terns (earlier 12), c12 Mute Swans, a Common Sandpiper and a Cormorant. On river from Frampton shore 50+ Curlews, a hunting Kestrel and 20 Shelducks. (Marie-Claire Chapman). Also at the pools today an Arctic Tern still, eight Yellow Wagtails over, a Grey Wagtail, two Pochards, a Teal, two Willow Warblers, two Spotted Flycatchers and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Nick Goatman).

Withington    A Red Kite drifted quite low over the mill at 1pm today. (David Norman).

Berkeley shore     A Whinchat new in just S of the farm at Berkeley shore, also four Wheatears, eight Yellow Wagtails and a Common Sandpiper today. (Paul Taylor).

Selsley Common     A Wheatear at 4:20pm and two Ravens over. (Colin Greenfield).

Hawling     Ten Red Kites this afternoon. (Martin Greenish).

Cleeve Hill     Ten Wheatears, two Redstarts, three Stonechats and singing Willow Warblers at dawn. (Greg Mabbett). At 3pm five Wheatears in the field next to the pylons and four Stonechats in the Heather Enclosure. (Roy Shilham).

Lydney Docks area     5+ Common Sandpipers, up to four Wheatears and four Yellow Wagtails this morning. (Frank Williams).

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