Monday 2nd October 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Two juvenile SPOONBILLS on the Rushy today. On South Lake three Mediterranean Gulls (two 1cy & an adult) and a Curlew Sandpiper. A late Spotted Flycatcher at the S end of the canoe trail. A Red Kite at the N end of the reserve. The Red-breasted Goose and the feral Barnacle Goose flock on the Bottom New Piece from Kingfisher hide. (Slimbridge Sightings/Lauren Tucker).

Frampton pools     A late Spotted Flycatcher in bushes by the Blue Pool, a late Willow Warbler at the top of Vicarage Lane, three Chiffchaffs, ten Swallows and an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a drake Pochard with 71+ Tufted Ducks on the Sailing Lake. A Hobby hunting between the pools. On Court Lake the GREAT WHITE EGRET, 12+ Little Egrets and the regular Court field Tawny Owl. (MK). Additionally this evening Little Egrets increased to 27, a Grey Plover over two Kingfishers and five Tawny Owls. (Nick Goatman).

Hempsted     A female Wigeon today at Netheridge Farm, a patch tick, also a Green Sandpiper. (Mark Hobson).

Tewkesbury     A pair of Kingfishers up and down the river, landing on fishing platforms by Avon lock. (Sarah Loaring).

Berkeley shore     Six Wheatears, c200 Goldfinches and Linnets and 25+Meadow Pipits. (Les Ditchburn).

Selsley Common     Five or six Wheatears this afternoon along with four Meadow Pipits and Skylarks. (Colin Greenfield).

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