WWT Slimbridge A BITTERN in the reeds below Zeiss hide at 11am. (Ian Hull). It showed briefly at 3pm for about 2 minutes, then it took off and landed on the opposite side of the reedbed. (Jonathan Bull). Pics by Jonathan.
Frampton pools Around the Sailing Lake a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 9+ Common Terns, at least five juveniles, a Sparrowhawk harassing the terns from a dark corner of the lake, two juvenile Black-headed Gulls on a nest platform, four pairs of Great Crested Grebes, a pair with two and a pair with three young, a pair of Little Grebes, a pair of Oystercatchers, four Kestrels, two Reed Warblers and a Treecreeper. On plough south of the Sailing Lake 200-300 Black-headed Gulls, six Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Common Gull, five Pied Wagtails and 20+ Swifts feeding. (MK). Also this evening a Common Sandpiper, 12 Chiffchaffs, ten Blackcaps and three Bullfinches. (Nick Goatman). Pic by Mike.
Epney An adult Yellow-legged Gull S of the Anchor Inn on the river at 12:45pm. (MK).
Netheridge Farm Two Common Terns low S over the Barn Owl Centre at 7:50am. (Mark Hobson).
Tresham Late afternoon two Yellow Wagtails on Hatherall’s Barn midway between Tresham and the A46. (Vic Polley).
Cotswold Water Park East Around Pit 132 SU169974 birds included two Egyptian Geese, a female Tufted Duck and six tiny ducklings, two Common Terns, two Great Crested Grebes, 24 Greylags, ten Canada Geese, 11 Mallards including seven ducklings, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, four Mute Swans, 18 Lapwings, 28+ Sand Martins, five Sedge Warblers, a male Stonechat, five Stock Doves, five Chiffchaffs, three Green Woodpecker including a juvenile, a Grey Wagtail, two Song Thrushes, a male Blackcap, two Buzzards and three Red Kites. (John Fletcher/Jake King).
Prestbury A Buzzard and four Red Kites present during mowing today. (Josh Adamms). Pic by Josh.