Monday 18th September 2017

WWT Slimbridge     The Red-breasted Goose mobile around the grounds today with the Barnacle Goose flock. A female Marsh Harrier and a Little Egret from Holden Tower. A Little Stint and a Ruff on the Rushy. 12 Ruff and 20+ Black-tailed Godwits from Zeiss hide. 104+ Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Redshanks, a Ruff and four Snipe from Hogarth hide. (MK). A Curlew Sandpiper from Mid Point and later from Zeiss hide. (Ian Hull). Record shot by Mike.

Red-breasted Goose 180917

Leighterton     Late morning a Whinchat and a Stonechat on the road 1 km E of the village and a Red Kite circling between Leighterton and Silk Wood. (Vic Polley).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning a Goshawk, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Grey Wagtails, 17 Pied Wagtails, two Green Sandpipers, 50+ Swallows and 15 Curlews over. This evening a Hobby, 500+ Swallows, eight Wigeon, 30 Teal, ten Little Egrets and two Tawny Owls.  (Nick Goatman).

Dudbridge     At midday an OSPREY soaring overhead being mobbed by three Jackdaws and a Raven. (Steve Pullen).

Cleeve Hill     This evening three Redstarts, three Wheatears, three Golden Plovers and plenty of Meadow Pipits on the move. (Greg Mabbett).

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