Saturday 30th September 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Two SPOONBILLS seen briefly from the Holden Tower and later one on the Rushy. Two Curlew Sandpipers and a Spotted Redshank on the Rushy. The Red-breasted Goose with the feral Barnacle Geese and 300 Wigeon from Kingfisher hide. (Ivan & Rose Sansom/Duerden Cormack). Pics by Ivan and Rose.

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Woodford     Two male and four female Whinchats on hedging on the point-to-point course along Damery Lane. (Derek Edmondson).

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET on Court Lake at 4:20pm also 70+ Coots, 115 Tufted Ducks, a Hobby and the adult Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake. (Mark Hobson). Also two Jays at Court Lake and a pair of Kestrels hunting at Splatt Bridge. (Paddy Doyle).

Charlton Kings     A Whinchat and two Stonechats in a field behind Chase Avenue. (Tom Mabbett).

Tidenham Chase     Three Stonechats, lots of Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests, two male Goshawks, a few Siskins and Lesser Redpolls and a small passage of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush. (Ian Ralphs).

Cam     At 6pm a Sparrowhawk eating a freshly killed pigeon at the side of the A4135 on the outskirts of Cam at SO748018. (Tony Seabright)

Cherington     Around Cherington Lake early afternoon four Little Grebes, two Kingfishers, a Stock Dove, two Coal Tits, seven Long-tailed Tits, a Nuthatch, 16 Mallards, a Grey Heron and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Great Crested Grebe at 5pm. (Simon Hart).

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