WWT Slimbridge A female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Mid Point from 9am until 3pm at least. (Scott Petrek). At 11am a GULL-BILLED TERN was off Mid Point later relocating to the ploughed field inside the sea wall until 11:50am when it flew off towards the Rushy, but not relocated. (Ian Hull). Also a Whimbrel, a Knot, two Grey Plovers, at least three Dunlins, five Turnstones all in summer plumage, c20 Ringed Plovers and a Yellow Wagtail at Mid Point. An adult Mediterranean Gull on South Lake, c30 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Bar-tailed Godwit from Zeiss hide at 4pm. Record shots by Scott Petrek in very poor conditions. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Coombe Hill Meadows Three Sanderlings and a Turnstone today. Also 19 Ringed Plovers, seven Greenshanks and two Dunlins. Resident birds included a pair of Mute Swans, three Shelducks, two male Gadwalls and two male Shovelers, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Oystercatcher, two Little Ringed Plovers, 6+Lapwings, 1+ Redshank, a Curlew and a Cuckoo. (Graham Smith/Mike Smart). A male Marsh Harrier mid-afternoon. (Ian Hull).
Saul Warth This evening 28 Sanderlings, seven Dunlins, five Ringed Plovers and an Oystercatcher on the river tonight and a Hobby over chasing Swifts. (Gordon Hodgson).
Frampton A Red Kite flew low over Lake Lane at 5pm heading towards Saul. (Eric Palmer).