Monthly Archives: March 2017

Friday 24th March 2017

Frampton     On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning a Spotted Redshank, 29 Redshanks, ten Curlews, two Lapwings, two Little Egrets and 11 Teal, 11 Black-tailed Godwits flew N. The only migrants passerines were 4+ Chiffchaffs along the canal.  (MK). Saul Warth … Continue reading

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Thursday 23rd March 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE on the Dumbles from 8:50am today. Also from Holden Tower 120 Barnacle Geese, a Goshawk at 11:30am, a female Sparrowhawk, seven Meadow Pipits and five Skylarks. From Zeiss hide a Spotted Redshank, two Redshanks, 14 Ruff, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Frampton     A singing WILLOW WARBLER in lakeside willows near the park gates on the Perrway this morning. Also 150+ Sand Martins on the Sailing Lake. (Roy Bircher). A SHORT-EARED OWL hunting in the sunshine this afternoon viewed from Splatt Bridge. The GREAT … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21st March 2017

Ashleworth Ham    Today the drake GARGANEY, the drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL, nine Snipe, 12 Pintails, four Shelducks, 100 Wigeon, 150 Teal, six Gadwalls, 61 Coots, 20 Lapwings, 81 Black-tailed Godwits,  four Shelducks,  two Little Egrets, at least two Treecreepers, a Chiffchaff,two Cormorants, two Grey Herons, two Greylags, two Curlews, two Oystercatchers, two Buzzards, two Goldcrests, … Continue reading

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Monday 20th March 2017

Ashleworth Ham    At 9am today the drake GARGANEY and the drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, also a Curlew, 30 Snipe and 30 Black-tailed Godwits. (Rob Downes/Doug Badger/Graham Watson). Epney     A Common Sandpiper on the river at 4:45pm. (Jeremy Squire). WWT Slimbridge     A … Continue reading

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Sunday 19th March 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A pair of GARGANEYS still on South Lake, also a second winter Mediterranean Gull and 44 Avocets. A Spotted Redshank on the Rushy.  (Slimbridge Sightings/Richard Tyler/Andy Jordan). Pics of Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and Spotted Redshank by Richard.  Ashleworth … Continue reading

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Saturday 18th March 2017

Ashleworth Ham     A drake GARGANEY and a drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still this morning. Also 30+ Black-tailed Godwits, a Little Egret and a pair of Oystercatchers. (Dave Owen/MK). WWT Slimbridge     Two male and a female GARGANEY on … Continue reading

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