Frampton Mid-morning a female MERLIN flew low across the brassica field SE of the Sailing Lake. On the Sailing Lake the Red Crested Pochard pair, the Goldeneye pair, the Yellow-legged Gull and a female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER still. (Gordon Kirk). Along Marsh Lane 20+ Yellowhammers with 4+ Reed Buntings and just seven Skylarks. (MK). Pic by Mike.
WWT Slimbridge 43 Bewick’s Swans now on site and 53 European White-fronted Geese on the Tack Piece today. (Slimbridge Sightings). A JACK SNIPE and 133 Wigeon from Martin Smith hide at midday. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.
Cheltenham Two Red Kites soaring over Cheltenham Hospital this morning. (Martin Wright).
Gloucester Five Bewick’s Swans flew over Highnam roundabout at 8am today. (Geoff Fawcett).
Quedgeley A Little Egret flew E over the B4008 Bristol Road towards Waterwells at 12:30pm. (MK).
Hucclecote A freshly dead Woodcock found in Insley Gardens. (Terry Fenton).