Tuesday 12th September 2017

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today an OSPREY, the Peregrine pair, a female Sparrowhawk, a Goshawk, 16 Buzzards up together, two female Goosanders, Swallows and House Martins feeding over the Wye, Ravens, a Grey Heron, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Doves, a Mistle Thrush, nine Siskins, and a Jay. Other sightings included Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Comma butterflies, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, a Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pics y Phil.

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Sharpness     Two juvenile SHAGS on the Severn estuary off Coastguards at 6:35pm. (Paul Taylor). A MANX SHEARWATER flew past SARA towards Berkeley Pill at 12:20pm. Also at high tide 12 Cormorants, six Redshanks, two Common Sandpipers, a Curlew and a Little Egret. (Roberta Goodall/MK).

Berkeley shore     Another MANX SHEARWATER sat on the water in addition to the SARA bird. Also 22+ Redshanks, six Grey Herons, a Curlew, a Peregrine, a Common Sandpiper, six Meadow Pipits, two Chiffchaffs and two Wheatears. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 30+ Swallows, 100+ Sand Martins, a few House Martins, two Green Sandpipers, a Grey Wagtail, two Curlews and 23 Meadow Pipits. (Nick Goatman).

Newport     Two Swifts heading S this morning. (Keith Davies).

WWT Slimbridge     On the Top New Piece a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper today.  (Slimbridge Sightings).

Standish     A Peregrine on a kill in a stubble field and a Buzzard flew in and stole the kill. The Peregrine continues hunting. (Roy Widgery).


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