Monthly Archives: May 2021

Friday 21st May 2021

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 … Continue reading

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Thursday 20th May 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     At midday WOOD SANDPIPER on south scrape (left of Grundon hide). Also today a male Marsh Harrier passed through early morning (per logbook), a Mute Swan still on the nest, a pair of Canada Geese with … Continue reading

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Wednesday 19th May 2021

Frampton    The GLOSSY IBIS flew out of the 100-acre at 5:15pm did a tour of Splatt then flew back to WWT. (Gordon Hodgson). Seven Hobbies on Court Lake early afternoon. (Roy Shilham). Glossy Ibis by Gordon Hodgson WWT Slimbridge  … Continue reading

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Tuesday 18th May 2021

WWT Slimbridge     Two Little Ringed Plovers showing well on the Rushy today. (Paul Cousins/Peter Rodgers). Two CATTLE EGRETS on South Lake again this afternoon. The Ross’s Goose was on the Tack Piece with 12 Barnacle Geese. (Slimbridge Sightings). Little … Continue reading

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Monday 17th May 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS reappeared on the Top New Piece late afternoon. From Zeiss hide a second-calendar year LITTLE GULL and later on the Rushy. Two adult CATTLE EGRETS, a drake Goldeneye and two second-calendar year Mediterranean Gulls … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th May 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A GLOSSY IBIS flew around Saul Warth, Frampton flashes and the 100-Acre before settling on the Rushy for 20 minutes then it flew off heading towards the canal and dropping and seemed to be following the canal … Continue reading

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Saturday 15th May 2021

Saul Warth    Two LITTLE TERNS at 10:15am, feeding over the river. (Richard Hearn). WWT Slimbridge     A drake GARGANEY on the Rushy at 10:30am but not later. Two Grasshopper Warblers still at Mid Point. (Slimbridge Sightings). Late news for … Continue reading

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Friday 14th May 2021

Purton/Shepherd’s Patch      The drake SCAUP again on the canal between Purton and Shepherd’s Patch today. Also along the canal two pairs of Shovelers, two drake Gadwalls, four Tufted Ducks, an un-ringed Crane, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Lesser Whitethroats, … Continue reading

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Thursday 13th May 2021

Purton/Shepherd’s Patch      The drake SCAUP again on the canal between Purton and Shepherd’s Patch until late morning at least. Also four pairs of Shelducks, a pair and a male Shoveler, a pair of Tufted Ducks, three pairs of Gadwalls, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 12th May 2021

Broadoak     A SPOONBILL on the river shortly before 6pm. (Steve Jayne). Purton     A drake SCAUP again on the canal between Purton and Shepherd’s Patch at 7:45am. (Dave Paynter). WWT Slimbridge     At Middle Point at high tide a … Continue reading

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