WWT Slimbridge A BLACK-THROATED DIVER this morning from the Estuary Tower for 10 minutes only this morning then flew off low upriver. It was looked for from Epney to Berkeley until early afternoon but wasn’t relocated. (Dave Creber/Neil Smart et al). Also a Pink-footed Goose, an adult KITTIWAKE flew NE upriver and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Sharpness A SHAG off of SARA at 12:15pm. (Paul Taylor). At Coastguards over the high tide a female/immature BLACK REDSTART, a Rock Pipit and two Common Sandpipers. (Paul Rich). Later two BLACK REDSTARTS a male and a female/immature at the lock gates on the north side. (Simon Bradfield).
Forest of Dean A first-winter KITTIWAKE flew over Pope’s Hill this morning. (John & Viv Phillips).
Frampton pools 117 Gadwalls, 35 Shovelers, 37 Wigeon, 22 Mallards, 24 Tufted Ducks, 476 Coots, 40 Moorhens, 131 Mute Swans, nine Great Crested Grebes, two Little Grebes, a Chiffchaff, two Cetti’s Warbler and a Grey Wagtail. (Nick Goatman).
Forest of Dean At Cannop ponds 21 Mandarins, two Red Crested Pochards, 25 Tufted Ducks, three Little Grebes and five Nuthatches. (Cas & Luther Hambling, age 11 & 10).
Kingscote 13 Golden Plovers on a field near Kingscote this afternoon. (Alan Jones).
Rodborough A Kestrel flew low over the road at Bear Hill. (Nikki Smith).