Saturday 24th September 2016

WWT Slimbridge     Today the SPOTTED CRAKE still from the Van den Bovencamp hide along South Finger on the Dragonfly pond. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pic by Richard Tyler.spotted-crake-240916

Frampton     Today the small ringtail HEN HARRIER again on and off throughout the day eventually appearing to roost in the 50-Acre at 6:50pm. View from the gate at Splatt Bridge. Also a juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, Buzzards and Kestrels. (Gordon Hodgson/Roberta Goodall/John Overfield). Pics by Gordon.hen-harrier-2-240916

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Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, two Sparrowhawks, two Hobbies, three Goshawks (1 ad,2 juvs), four Buzzards, the resident Ravens, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Jays, House Martins and two Stock Doves. Also six Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Berkeley shore      An adult Yellow-legged Gull this morning, two Whinchats, two Stonechats, three Greenshanks, six Common Sandpiper and five Snipe. (Paul Taylor).

Witcombe Reservoir     This morning two Yellow Wagtails and a Snipe. (Colin Greenfield).

Coombe Hill Meadows     20 Canada Geese, a Greylag, a juvenile Shelduck, two Wigeon, 95 Teal, 12 Mallards, 12 Shovelers, three Grey Herons, 46 Lapwings, six Snipe, a Ruff and a Green Sandpiper, two Sparrowhawks, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, two Swallows, at least 100 Meadow Pipits, two Stonechats, five Chiffchaffs, 25 Linnets and a Reed Bunting. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead two Southern Hawker dragonflies, a Red Admiral, a Comma and three Speckled Wood butterflies.(Chris & Phil Andrews).

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