WWT Slimbridge The BITTERN showed well from Zeiss hide today, also three Curlew Sandpipers, 129 Knot, three Greenshanks, a Spotted Redshank, two Sanderlings, 18 Dunlins, eight Ringed Plovers, a Little Ringed Plover, two Water Rails, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Garganey, a Peregrine and a Marsh Harrier. Two Wheatears from the viewing platform and three Bar-tailed Godwits. Two juvenile Black Terns still on South Lake. (Roberta Goodall/Paul Masters/Richard Tyler/Jon Mercer). A Goshawk S through the Top New Piece flushing everything, headed towards the canal. (Sam Walker). Pics by Richard.
Another pic by Jon.
Frampton On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge at high tide this morning a first-winter Mediterranean Gull with 500+ Black-headed Gulls, three Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a Hobby, two Buzzards, 100+ Swallows, c10House Martins, a Whinchat, two Chiffchaffs, 30+ Meadow Pipits, 4+ Skylarks and both Water Rail and Cetti’s Warbler heard. Also 10+ Common Darters, 4+ Red Admirals and a Green-veined White. (Neil Smart/MK).
Gloucester A juvenile Hobby over Port Ham at Alney Island NR this morning. (Andy Jayne).
Berkeley shore Six Wheatears, two Whinchats, a Rock Pipit and a Whimbrel amongst the Curlews. (Les Ditchburn).
Forest of Dean A male Wheatear at Crabtree Hill at 8:04am. (Frank Williams).
Chapman’s Cross c150 Golden Plovers in the second field on the left after Chapman’s Cross driving from Cirencester to Stroud at 7:35 this morning. (Mike Cook).
Hawling This evening a female Sparrowhawk spooking Pheasants, a Barn Owl, c70 Red-legged Partridge and two Roe Deer. (Bob & Pauline Lakin).