Sunday 4th December 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Kingfisher hide but elusive. Also today a Little Stint still on the Rushy, two Marsh Harriers, a Peregrine, a Water Rail from Zeiss hide,  Water Rail, eight Gadwalls, 268 Lapwings, a Little Grebe and bathing White-fronted Geese from Robbie Garnett hide. (Richard Tyler/Les Sysum/Roberta Goodall/Slimbridge Sightings). Pics by Richard.water-rail-041216

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Frampton pools     A first-winter male Goldeneye, 36 Gadwalls, 110 Tufted Ducks, six Pochards, 1000+ Teal, a Chiffchaff, two Grey Wagtails, 20 Lapwings and 1000’s of Fieldfares and Redwings. (Nick Goatman). Also a pair of Tawny Owls at Court field today. (Vanda Bennett). Pic by Vanda. 2nd owl hidden at the back. tawny-owls-041216

Saul Warth     75 Dunlins, two Redshanks, a Rock Pipit and a Chiffchaff at Saul Warth this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). Also a Green Sandpiper in a drainage ditch along the River Frome in Saul. (Greg Anderson).

Cheltenham     A Red Kite low east over Benhall this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

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