Wednesday 13th September 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A GREY PHALAROPE from Robbie Garnett hide from 10:30am until 4pm at least, sometimes drifting out of view when viewable from the adjacent Stephen Kirk hide. (Jon Mercer). Also today a Curlew Sandpiper on South Lake and a Spotted Redshank on the Rushy. Pics by Jon.

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Awre     A GREY PHALAROPE on the river between 11:30-12MD, it was flushed and chased briefly by a Peregrine at 12MD & not seen again. Also at least three Arctic Terns, an adult and two juveniles, around high tide. (John Phillips). Earlier in the morning a Red Kite flew north at 8:15am. Also a Grasshopper Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Wheatear and 131 Meadow Pipits flew SW. (Andy Jayne).

Sharpness     A SHAG from SARA at 7am. At high tide today six Arctic Terns (I suspect this was the total for the high tide today from all sites) and a GUILLEMOT at 1:04pm. (Duncan Dine/Mark Dowie/Jake King/Geoff Moyser/Paul Taylor). An adult GANNET was off Berkeley Pill before flying N past SARA towards the Dumbles at 3:50pm. (Roberta Goodall/Tom Weston-McClung).

Lydney     At Lydney Harbour a MANX SHEARWATER flew upriver at 12:55pm.(Andy Jayne/Arron Roberts).

Guscar Rocks     A MANX SHEARWATER flew strongly downriver at 3:10pm, but then seen again going back up towards Berkeley Pill. Also a juvenile LITTLE GULL, two adult and one juvenile Arctic Terns, an Oystercatcher and nearby at Plusterwine two Ravens, a Whinchat, a female Stonechat and a Wheatear. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning the GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 50+ Sand Martins, five Little Egrets, two Green Sandpipers and 30+ Meadow Pipits over. Additionally this evening Little Egrets increased to 14, a Peregrine, three Water Rails, Green Sandpipers increased to eight, a Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaffs, 26 Teal and eight Shovelers. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     This evening an Egyptian Goose flew E over the estuary (patch tick) with c300 Canada Geese at 7pm also six Wheatears. (Paul Taylor).

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