Saturday 31st March 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE on the Dumbles this morning, present until 3:10pm at least. (Scott Petrek/Nigel Warren/Neil Smart).

Frampton pools     Three Swallows, 50 Sand Martins, five Chiffchaffs, a female  Red Crested Pochard, nine Pochards, 71 Tufted Ducks, seven Gadwalls, a Kingfisher, 11 Pied Wagtails, 27 Linnets, two Siskins, two Oystercatchers and six Curlews today. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson). A Barn Owl at Splatt Bridge at 6pm at SO741067. (Paddy Doyle).

Rodley     At Wilmer flood today three Egyptian Geese, 13 Shelducks, six Gadwalls and 65 Teal. (Andy Jayne).

Berkeley shore     A Red Kite upriver past the shore at 11:44am. (Paul Taylor).

Gloucester     A Red Kite flew over Spa Road near the Quays at midday heading in the direction of the Railway Station. (Derek Lightstone).

Forest of Dean     A garden Chiffchaff at Clearwell, also yesterday 30th. (Alan Waterman).

Stratton     Ten Yellowhammers in the garden today. (Ken Cservenka).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans, a Black Swan, a Grey Heron, a Little Grebe, six Greylags, three Shelducks, 300+ Wigeon, 600+ Teal, 90 Shovelers, 47 Pintails, 11 Gadwalls, ten Tufted Ducks, 15+ Lapwings, a Curlew, three Oystercatchers, ten Black-tailed Godwits, four Redshanks, a Ruff, 11 Snipe, a Pied Wagtail, six Stock Doves, a singing Skylark, three Bullfinches, a Reed Bunting, a Buzzard and a Chiffchaff feeding low on the wharf wall. (Mark Grieve/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 34 Coots, four Canada Geese, a female Gadwall, four Tufted Ducks, 33 Teal, 12 Wigeon, four Shovelers, two Lapwings, six Snipe, a Curlew heard, two Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, a Stock Dove, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Raven today. (John Fletcher).

Tuffley     The Little Egret was back again in Grange Road fields by the old cow sheds at 7:10pm. (John Fletcher).

Saul     Eight Little Egrets at Saul Lodge at SO744086 this evening. (Paddy Doyle).

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