Thursday 28th September 2017

Walmore Common     Five Snipe, a Lesser Whitethroat, three Whinchats, two male Stonechats, two Wheatears and a Little Owl calling. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park West     An OSPREY at 2:30pm, flew from Lower Moor N.R. (just on the Wilts side of the boundary) E into Glos, towards the Pit 57 area. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.

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Frampton     Around the pools the GREAT WHITE EGRET, 16 Little Egrets, 16+ Cormorants, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 86+ Tufted Ducks, 40+ Teal, a Water Rail heard, a Green Sandpiper, six Chiffchaffs, two Kingfishers, three Tawny Owls heard and three Ravens. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL back on the Rushy from lunchtime. (Les Ditchburn). This morning a moulting juvenile Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper on the Rushy. Two Dark-bellied Brent Geese and the Red-breasted Goose with the feral Barnacle Geese from Kingfisher hide. A Greenshank on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide. (Jon Mercer). Also a Mediterranean Gull on South Lake and a late juvenile Sedge Warbler today. (Scott Petrek). Spotshank pic by Jon, Med Gull pic by Penny Wills.

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Westonbirt     A Red Kite soaring with a Buzzard at 2:30pm over the Old Arboretum. (Daniel Underhill).

Witcombe Reservoir     An adult male Wheatear today. (Owen Follis).

Quedgeley     A Green Sandpiper at the old cement works on Bristol Road this afternoon. (Mark Hobson).

Fretherne     At Hock Ditch 20+ Meadow Pipits, c200 Goldfinches and Linnets, an adult male White Wagtail and Chiffchaffs moving through the hedgerows. (Les Ditchburn).

Hawling     Seven Red Kites, two Kestrels, a male Sparrowhawk, c15 Golden Plovers, Buzzards, Ravens, Meadow Pipits, Yellowhammers, Linnets, Goldfinches, a Chiffchaff calling, Swallows and Jays. Other sightings included a Painted Lady, Comma, Red Admiral, Large White and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Nailsworth     On a private lake a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, two Kingfishers and 23 Little Grebes. (Terry Grant).

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