Sharpness A pale phase POMARINE SKUA with full spoons flew upriver midstream at 5pm. (Neil Smart). An adult GANNET flew N at 2:25pm and back S 15 minutes later. Also six Arctic Terns, also seen at Saul Warth. (Paul Taylor/Andy Jordan). A FULMAR flew N at 6pm and was over Hock Ditch at 6:20pm. (Paul Rich/MK).
Fulmar by Mike King
Frampton At the Sailing Lake a sub adult SABINE’S GULL flew over heading towards the Severn at 6:25pm. Also a LITTLE GULL, two Arctic Terns and 12 Common Terns. (Nick Goatman).
WWT Slimbridge On South Lake a drake GARGANEY, at least one CATTLE EGRET, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 53 adult Avocets and several chicks and the drake Goldeneye. The GLOSSY IBIS flew in at 11:45am but only stayed for 15 minutes before flying off towards the canal. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Garganey by Mike King
Glossy Ibis (record shot) by Mike King
Saul Warth 21 Sanderlings and two Little Egrets at high tide. (Gordon Hodgson/Martin McGill).
Coombe Hill Meadows A WOOD SANDPIPER still from Grundon hide at 9am. Also six Ringed Plovers, three Dunlins, two Little Ringed Plovers, an Avocet, a Redshank, three Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, four Swifts and 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (Paul Masters).
May Hill A pair of Nuthatches raising chicks in a nestbox within 6ft of the back door. (Rob & Gillian Guest).
Nuthatch by Rob Guest
Elmore Back A pair of Lapwings in a ploughed field by the river this afternoon. (Simon Hart).
Chapman’s Cross A pair of Grey Partridges today. (Terry Grant).
Grey Partridge by Terry Grant
Alvington A Red Kite flew low over Clanna Country Park heading S at 5pm. (Paul Woolams).