Thursday 21st September 2017

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this afternoon an adult Yellow-legged Gull, six Little Egrets, 22+ Cormorants, two Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, 50+ Tufted Ducks, 12+ Teal, 35+ Coots, 100+ Swallows, 20+ House Martins, a Kingfisher, four Jays, 6+ Chiffchaffs and 2+ Goldcrests. In nearby crop fields 50+ Linnets, a male Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtails and 1+ Meadow Pipit, all flushed off by a Sparrowhawk. (MK). Pics by Mike.

Black-tailed Godwits 210917

Yellow-legged Gull 210917

WWT Slimbridge     The Red-breasted Goose again with the feral Barnacle Goose flock, two Marsh Harriers, ten Little Stints, eight Curlew Sandpipers and two Grey Plovers. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Lower Stone     A Mediterranean Gull in the field next to the garden today, a garden tick. (Paul Taylor).

Berkeley shore     Five Wheatears late afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

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