Saturday 26th November 2016

WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING still on the Holden Scrape this morning, showing well if distant at times. (Bernie O’Connor/Paul Masters/Mark Hobson). A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew from the Canoe Trail towards the Holden Tower at 9:35am. (Shane Long).

Gossington     Three CATTLE EGRETS in a field to the W of the A38 between Gossington and Slimbridge roundabout. (Matthew Tipper).

Frampton pools     A GREAT WHITE EGRET, 13 Little Egrets, a first-winter male Goldeneye, the SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF and two Common Chiffchaffs, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 19 Snipe over, the Tawny Owl and 1000+ Redwings and Fieldfares going N. (Nick Goatman/Mark Dowie). Also on Court Lake a female Goosander. At the shore from Splatt Bridge, a Short Eared Owl hunting beyond the sea wall between 3pm and 3:30pm, a Stonechat, a Water Rail heard and a Kingfisher on the scrapes. (Andy Watts/Steve Brown).

Sharpness     A female/ juvenile BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road. (Andy Watts/Steve Brown).

Aylburton Warth     A MERLIN, 17 Barnacle Geese, six Stonechats, two Rock Pipits, 14 Snipe and a Little Egret. (Lewis Thomson).

Bigsweir     A Red Kite soaring a mile due S of Bigsweir bridge from the woods on Offa’s Dyke path at 2pm. (Andrew McDermid).

Stonehouse     At Doverow Wood this evening a Sparrowhawk, 60 Woodpigeons, five Magpies, 20+ Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, a Treecreeper, ten Starlings and 200+ Redwings. (Robert Hargreaves).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds a Cormorant, a Grey Wagtail, a Pied Wagtail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, a pair of Ravens, three Buzzards, a Kingfisher, Long-Tailed Tits and three Mandarins (2f,1m). (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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