WWT Slimbridge A breeding plumaged Spotted Redshank on the Top New Piece. Also an adult Wood Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper and 90 Black-tailed Godwits flew off from there. A Grasshopper Warbler still reeling and showing occasionally at Mid Point. On the Rushy four Green Sandpipers, an adult and two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers and a Black-tailed Godwit. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Black-tailed Godwit by Mike King
Coombe Hill Meadows This afternoon two singing QUAILS, three Whinchats (2 males), three juvenile Yellow Wagtails, a Hobby, five Green Sandpipers, 16 Lapwings, a Great White Egret, three Teal and a Great Black-backed Gull. (Si Border/Ian Hull).
Cherington Around the lake early afternoon birds included two Spotted Flycatchers, two Kingfishers, five Grey Wagtails (2 adults, 3 fledged young), a male Bullfinch, a Raven, a Song Thrush, a male Chaffinch, two Chiffchaffs, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Nuthatch, two Moorhens. five Mallards and two Mute Swans. (John Fletcher).
Spotted Flycatcher by John Fletcher
Guscar Rocks This evening 334 Curlews came in to roost, including three head-started birds from Slimbridge in 2019, and another 24 from the earlier 2010 to 2013 ringing sessions just downriver at Wibdon. Also 23 Canada Geese, three Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, three adult Oystercatchers, 150 roosting Black-headed Gulls including three juveniles, a Yellow Wagtail and two recently fledged Linnets. (Mike Smart).