Monday 11th September 2017

Berkeley shore    From the Pill a RAZORBILL seen going up on the tide and back down, a Common Sandpiper, three MANX SHEARWATERS, a Wheatear, nine Mallards and a petrel sp dropped and eaten by a Great Black-backed Gull. (Tom Weston-McClung). Also two Wheatears and four Little Egrets. (Neil Smart). Pic by Tom.

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Saul Warth     At high tide a LEACH’S PETREL, 3+ MANX SHEARWATERS and an adult GANNET which flew inland over Fretherne. (MK/Gordon Hodgson). Also a Whinchat this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). Pic by Gordon.

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Sharpness     At least four MANX SHEARWATERS, a GUILLEMOT, the GANNET, a juvenile Arctic Tern and a White Wagtail. (Jake King/Geoff Moyser/Martin Greenish/Steve Owen). This afternoon a SHAG briefly on the deck off of SARA but flew N. Also an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Seal sp. (Paul Taylor). Pic by Martin.

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WWT Slimbridge    In addition to most of the seabirds seen at Saul/Sharpness a GARGANEY, a first-winter Mediterranean Gull and a Curlew Sandpiper. (Slimbridge Sightings). Regarding the OSPREY seen on 9th September at Slimbridge after the Swindon sighting was a satellite tagged 3 year old male, Darvic ring Blue UV. More here Kielder Ospreys (Joanna Dailey).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake the GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, three Green Sandpipers, 50+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows and 10+ House Martins this morning. In the evening a Swift, 18 Shovelers, 16 Teal, a Pochard, six Green Sandpipers and two Tawny Owls. (Nick Goatman). Later ten Cormorants, three Little Egrets and 55+ Tufted Ducks. (MK).

Arlingham     Seven Grey Herons at SO694100 at 7:10am on the opposite side of the river to Bullo Pill Dock. (Tony Seabright).

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